When Cuban President Raul Castro met with the country's Catholic Church leaders this summer and agreed to free dozens of political prisoners, it was a major boost to an institution facing increased competition for Cuban worshippers.The island has undergone a spiritual revival since the communist
In Haiti, campaigning for next month's presidential elections is under way. Nineteen candidates are vying to lead the earthquake-ravaged nation.And with Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean out of the race there's no clear front-runner.
Part three of fourIt's a short drive from downtown Nairobi to the neighborhood of Eastleigh, but it seems a world away. Known as "Little Mogadishu," Eastleigh is home to tens of thousands of Somali refugees.Somali music floats through the streets of this poor part of Kenya's capital.
It's kimchi season in South Korea, but a shortage of napa cabbage -- the key ingredient in the spicy, fermented dish -- has created a mini crisis in a country where kimchi is served at almost every meal.An unusually long stretch of bad weather nearly halved the latest cabbage crop, causing prices to
First of four partsA pockmarked building, formerly Mogadishu's traffic police headquarters, is now one of the many front lines in the battle between Islamist militants and African peacekeeping forces in Somalia.The ragged structure, with its bloodstained hallways, is used now by peacekeeper