In most Latin American countries, including those with relatively progressive governments, huge wealth disparities are an obstacle to the pursuit of social justice and greater democracy.
The United States has never ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the peaceful means to settle disputes.
China sent a deep-water oil rig into Vietnamese marine territory, along with 80 ships, including military vessels, infuriating Vietnam, which has been trying to resolve the crisis diplomatically.
Ever since Jefferson's time there has been a contest between two principal propositions on intellectual property (IP).
Progress on enacting a new trade union law in Iraq is still stalled.
The language the administration is using to argue for an attack on Syria is morally bankrupt power politics, not humanitarianism, and would violate international law.
The Cuban government announced new policies on foreign travel from Cuba to take effect January 14, 2013. Cubans may leave the island for any purpose on presentation of a valid passport and an entry visa,
Brazil's government will now investigate human rights violations committed by the right-wing military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.
With appeals all but exhausted, the only hope for relief of unremitting judicial abuse of the Cuban Five lies with President Barack Obama.
Suriname parliament granted President Desi Brouterse immunity for 1982 murders, raising ire of human rights groups.