In most Latin American countries, including those with relatively progressive governments, huge wealth disparities are an obstacle to the pursuit of social justice and greater democracy.
Experts speculate that large pieces are destroyed for the benefit of the cameras, while more portable items are smuggled to dealers in Turkey.
The Union of South American Nations has called on President Obama to revoke sanctions he imposed by executive order March 9 against Venezuela.
President Obama said the situation in Venezuela represents a danger to U.S. interests; protests against that statement occurred all over the world.
The attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be condoned. The persons responsible must suffer the full consequences for their actions.
Tragic when it doesn't occur to an economics minister that needed investments in infrastructure and education could be made if only taxes on the upper class were increased.
In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.
The right wing Union for a Popular Movement declared victory and the far right National Front surged.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe took issue with the timing of the report's release, noting that it had "provided some ammunition to many of these parties that have nothing to offer to the electorate."
It's the same old story, the Central African Republic is one of the richest countries in Africa and one of the poorest in the world. Vast wealth is extracted but not enough comes in to maintain stability and growth.