There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.
Rafael Correa won his third election to Ecuador's presidency on February 17, 2013.
At least 51 percent of candidates of Correa's Alianza Pais political party gained National Assembly seats. Never before in Ecuadorian history has a single party held a legislative majority.
Paraguay interests the U.S. government now because it's close to unruly Bolivia, because of oil deposits, the Guaraní fresh water aquifer, and lawlessness in the tri-border area.
The labor action plan for workers' rights added to the controversial U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is failing, say a Colombian senator and union leaders.
The president, is, like the Queen in England, the nominal head of state, however, in this island nation the post is largely ceremonial.
Lumumba's murder - "the country's original sin" - was motivated by the U.S. desire to control the Congo's resources.
Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.
On February 3 in Cuba, 7, 877 906 voters cast two ballots - one for provincial assembly delegates and the other for local deputies to the National Assembly.
As is widely known, the present financial crisis, a crisis of the system itself, has hit parts of Europe particularly hard.