The noise is terrific and everyone zooms back and forth, round and round, clashing with everybody else. And there may be no real winner -- except perhaps the man at the cash register.
On February 2, there will be a presidential election in El Salvador, to replace outgoing left-center President Mauricio Funes.
Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government.
The upcoming elections "will test whether Latin America's transition to democracy and social justice will be permitted to advance."
Madagascar today is one of the richest nations in the region, and one of the poorest. It has vast natural resources (gold, nickel, cobalt, petroleum), but 92 percent of its people live on $2.00 per day or less.
Three men flew from Berlin to Moscow, were taken in a car with tinted glass windows to a secret location - where they met Edward Snowden. The meeting was very interesting. So were the three visitors.
What Babiš and his party actually stand for, other than the fact that they don't like Social Democrats, Communists, and taxes, is by no means clear.
Honduras chooses a president on November 24, and Xiomara Castro, candidate of the new Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre) is running. Three U.S. congresspersons have some election advice for Secretary of State John Kerry.
The people of Portugal had a chance to respond to the austerity policies carried out by the right-wing coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.
Forty years ago today Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S.-abetted coup because he was a socialist; in two months Chileans may elect Michelle Bachelet, another socialist.