The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.
Two sets of realities are opposed: a small, wealthy, U.S.-backed minority and popular mobilization, always in the background, but now gathering new strength.
Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.
Former President Jimmy Carter began a three-day visit to Cuba yesterday and was scheduled to meet President Raul Castro today.
A strike by teachers in Honduras, which has led to a confrontation with the right-wing government, could have riipple effects.
Two former Argentinian dictators and some of their henchmen are on trial for charges charges of concocting a scheme to kidnap the babies of political opponents they murdered.
On Monday January 10, the trial of Luis Posada Carriles began in the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Posada is seen in most of Latin America as a terrorist, responsible for many deaths. Yet he is only being tried on two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice, one of naturalization fraud and seven of lying to immigration authorities.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya angrily blasted the U.S. State Department comments revealed in a secret diplomatic cable.
The growing mass of Colombian political prisoners has gained less international attention than the murdered and "disappeared," than millions displaced from their land, than epidemic spying and fear-mongering.
Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.