On Sunday, voters in Panama upset the predictions of pollsters by electing dissident Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, of the Panameñista Party, as their new president.
Beginning in 1982 the list has included Cuba as a "State Sponsor of Terrorism." Others this year are Iran, Sudan, and Syria.
This election is largely a contest of powerful business tycoons who made their fortunes out of the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the privatization of state enterprises that followed.
He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.
Rwanda was almost exclusively seen in terms of a grand narrative of African catastrophe.
Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist-inclined government have been in the streets and causing disturbances since earlier February.
The U.S. and its allies may rail against the referendum in the Crimea; Scots will consider a very similar one on September 18, and Catalans would like to do the same.
Peace negotiators of FARC, who've been meeting in Cuba with Colombian government representatives, called for investigating origins of conflict in Colombia.
Celebrities, activists, academics and lawyers issued an open letter, Mar. 28, to Congress urging members to oppose any sanctions on Venezuela and to get all the facts on the situation there.