Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
The shift from a permanent war footing to permanent diplomacy has significant promise for prosperity as well as peace.
Many more Haitians will die from cholera, a disease brought to their country by the very people who were supposed to be saving them from disaster.
Former law professor Barack Obama went into surprising depth on issues of war and peace during his fifth State of the Union address. Here's how he should grade himself.
Washington's pursuit of trade with Colombia — encapsulated by the recent U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement — is abetting human rights abuses and marginalizing Colombian activists.
Honduras' new president, Juan Orlando Hernández, takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.
Four years since its devastating earthquake, progress in Haiti is slow and reconstruction efforts are lacking at best.
Thomas Friedman once said the hidden hand of the market needs the hidden fist of the military. The TPP and the Obama administration's Pacific Pivot pack both.
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.