The cardinals have assembled in Rome to begin choosing the next pope.
A consortium of organizations announced a new push to get Cuba taken off the State Department's "State Sponsors of Terrorism" list.
In life, Chavez was almost a legendary figure; first elected to Venezuela's presidency in 1998, he was popularly re-elected three more times in 2000, 2006, and 2012.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who was favored by Chavez, is the presidential candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.
The parliamentary elections carried out in Italy during the weekend of February 23-24 have created great worry in governments throughout Europe.
Hundreds of thousands of workers, students, pensioners, and others marched against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and his enablers.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist and Communist Party of India bagged a total of 50 seats out of 60 in the state parliament.
Coffee and cacao farmers are showing that social mobilization in Colombian streets and countryside will make sure such discussion becomes the order of the day.
The centrist government of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is going ahead with a privatization scheme involving the Luis Muñoz Marin airport.
The situation in the West African country of Mali continues to get more difficult and complex.