Part 2 of a two-part seriesTourists pass through Guayaquil, Ecuador, on their way to the Galapagos. What they don't see are thousands of street children, who have fled home to escape abuse or just to earn enough money to survive.
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."