On October 9, 1967, hirelings in the employ of Bolivian dictator Rene Barrientos, supported and instigated by the United States government via C.I.A. operative Felix Rodriguez, carried out the cold blooded murder of comandante Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
The Games have become a hopeful, yet often futile, source of economic revitalization and jobs for the host city or country, which instead often winds up in debt. Greece is case in point.
Hundreds of thousands rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other Egyptian cities Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising that led to the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak.
On the island country of Cyprus, sports teams have come to be associated with certain segments of the population. In soccer, the main team associated with the working people is Omonoia Nicosia.
September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.
Camila Vallejo Dowling, 23, a geography student at the University of Chile and president of the Student Federation of the same university (FECH), has become the most popular and inspiring leader of the current and massive student movement there.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan made a highly provocative visit July 20 to the Turkish-occupied region in northern Cyprus.
The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.
Video interview -- in Spanish -- of Mexican soccer player Pavel Pardo in Chicago on the opening day of the World Cup.