On a warm, clear, breezy day in the highlands of central Colombia, Luis Cardenas' boys are moving fast, breathing hard, legs pumping, eyes focused on the asphalt ahead, 8,000 feet above sea level.Cardenas is the coach of a cycling club for teenagers. And he pushes them hard."
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Cuba to undergo chemotherapy after having a tumor removed in June. He says he is in a "battle for life."Chavez also faces political challenges — from rivalries in his inner circle to an energized opposition.
For Ana Isela Martinez Amaya, May 26 began like any other school morning.Martinez got up at 5:45 a.m. and got her 6-year-old daughter ready for school. At 6:30, the two of them left their house in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in a tan 2003 Ford Focus.