Some have suggested the German "Word of the Year" should be "whistleblower" - in the escalating Denglish language here breezily called "Neu-Deutsch" ("New German").
Already assassins had killed activist rapper Gerson Martínez, community leader Giovanny Leiton, Leiton's life partner, and unionist Ever Luis Marin Rolong.
A new left-wing party led by former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will soon appear on the ballot in Mexico.
In spite of efforts to get talks going, fighting continues between factions aligned with President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar.
The so-called "legal" coup that removed Fernando Lugo from power set the stage for large agricultural corporations to establish control over Paraguay's government.
On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55th anniversary of their revolution's victory.
The measure will allow foreign multinational corporations to explore, drill and sell Mexican oil and gas.
For over a month the streets of the largest Palestinian city, Gaza, have been overrun with sewage and now are being covered with icy flood waters.
Migrants, who arrive by the thousands in Lampedusa fleeing war and insecurity in Africa/Syria, are shown being stripped naked and hosed down by authorities.
Left-wing Die Linke party MP Gregor Gysi took over as leader of the opposition when Germany's two largest parties united in a "grand" coalition.