To put it mildly, social policies implemented by the Workers Party-led government displeased the elite and reactionary middle class.
U.S. military soldiers and contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007 and the rapists were never punished.
Worldwide intimidation of journalists, including murders, is rising, a panel of experts warns. And the U.S., despite its free press traditions and constitutional protections, rarely protests, the panel adds.
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.
The International Telecommunications Union is convening a conference that would give the group (a part of the United Nations) crippling new powers over the Internet.
It appears that the candidate of the formerly dominant Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), former Mexico state governor Enrique Peña Nieto, has won, but not by as much as he hoped.
Germany's energetic young party, the Pirates, held its party congress last weekend in the northern town of Neumünster. The media overflowed with reports, almost uniformly friendly.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan made a highly provocative visit July 20 to the Turkish-occupied region in northern Cyprus.
Sen. John Rockefeller called for a congressional investigation of charges that Rupert Murdoch's journalists attempted to buy 9/11 victims' phone records.