As developing countries grow, their need for raw materials grows, too.This is the case for Brazil, a country that has much in common with the nation of Mozambique: both have a mix of African and Portuguese influences; both are rich in natural resources; and both fought long and hard to throw off Eur
After serving as El Salvador's defense minister during that country's brutal civil war in the 1980s, Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova was welcomed to the United States as a legal immigrant.But now, he is charged with participating in torture and human rights abuses in his native country — and the U.S.
In the Mexican capital this week residents are staging an elaborate re-creation of Jesus Christ's final days on Earth — an Easter tradition in one of the world's most Catholic countries.For more than a century and a half, the Passion of Christ has been performed each year in the streets of the impov
Prostitution is ambiguous in Brazil — it's not totally legal, or, illegal.The tropical city of Rio de Janeiro has been trying to clean up its image as a place filled with drugs, violence and prostitution in an effort to strengthen its position as a global economic power and as it prepares to host th
Cuba's Raul Castro has outlined hundreds of reform measures in preparation for the big Communist Party Congress that starts this weekend, the first since 1997.Some would entail major changes to Cuba's property laws.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon's administration is vowing to bring the full weight of the government to bear on killers who have been operating in the northern state of Tamaulipas.The declaration comes after at least 116 bodies were discovered in mass graves over the last week in the town of San