Foreign intervention in Haiti is as problematic as ever, including food aid that is undoing Haiti's economy and independence.
Singers, painters and television presenters demonstrated across the Netherlands on Saturday against government plans to slash funding and subsidies for the arts.
Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.
Haitian-born singer and producer Wyclef Jean is expected to announce his candidacy for president in the earthquake-hit Caribbean country on Thursday night, on Larry King's CNN show.
The vuvuzela horns are destined to be one of the lasting remembrances of the 2010 World Cup held here in South Africa, says author Wayne Edge.
The Vatican newspaper paid tribute to the Fab Four this weekend - can the Beatles rescue the Vatican?
President Raul Castro last year signaled increased food production as Cuba's top priority.
Robert "Kool" Bell, leader of the U.S. rhythm and blues group Kool & the Gang said the group's concert in Havana would be dedicated to the fraternity and unity of the peoples.
Film luminaries like Michael Moore, Matt Damon, George Clooney and Palestinian director Elia Suleiman spotlighted movies mixing wit and wisdom at last month's Toronto Film Festival.
Argentinian folksinger Mercedes Sosa was known the world over as “the voice of the voiceless.”