Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.
Eight years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, the Iraqi people are building a grassroots movement for democracy and an economy that works for them.
The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.
In the year after Porfirio Lobo became president of Honduras the disaster for the Honduran people has become clear.
The North African country of Tunisia exploded with a mass democratic uprising in December 2010 and it is still unfolding today with regional repercussions.
The Tunisian transitional government, which held its first Cabinet meeting today, Jan. 20, is already facing protests for keeping within its ranks members of overthrown President Ben Ali's administration.
Center and left Israelis, including political parties and human rights organizations, warn that Israel hasn't learned the lessons of the 1950s McCarthyite hysteria in the U.S.
A coup attempt against Ecuador's left-wing president, Rafael Correa, failed when elite troops rescued the president from rioting policemen.
In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.
The Colombian Communist Party turned 80 this month and celebrated eight decades of struggle.