Part 1 of a two-part seriesIn many developing countries, urbanization is leading to a huge problem — a rapid growth in the number of street children. They often flee their homes to escape abuse or just to earn extra money.
Maribel Olmedo doesn't complain about life, even though life has not been kind. She doesn't ask for much either."My only dream is to set up a food business at home," Olmedo says.She already has a big, empty freezer, but doesn't have start-up money.
Haitians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president in a contest that pit an elderly former first lady against one of the country's most famous and "colorful" pop singers. Despite some delays at polling places, the election went off much smoother than November's troubled primary.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez condemned military strikes against Libya on Saturday, accusing the United States and its European allies of attacking the country to seize its oil.Chavez's ally and mentor Fidel Castro raised similar concerns in a column written before the first strikes, while the le
As American missiles struck Libya, President Barack Obama doggedly promoted his Latin American agenda Saturday, praising Brazil as a soaring economic force and brimming market for trade. Back home, his message was all but lost in the roar over the Libyan conflict."
The driver of the car that plowed through a large crowd of people riding bikes during a Critical Mass event in Brazil last week is now under arrest, and may face charges of attempted homicide.As we reported, the event, which several people captured on video, has caused anger and outrage.