• Brazil's nosediving economy takes Rousseff's approval ratings with it, and a drought doesn't help.Americas,Brazil,Dilma Rousseff,drought,Joaquim Levy,Petrobras,Sao Paulo,Michael Lerner

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, on July 17, 2015. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images
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    Little threat of pirates taking over Nassau nowadays, but crime remains big problem. Americas,Bahamas,Black Sails,Caribbean,Piracy,United Kingdom,W. Alex Sanchez

    Published Date : Jul 14, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the National Assembly in Caracas on July 6, 2015. FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

    Caracas aggressively claims Guyana's territory of Esequibo, where oil was discovered offshore in May.Americas,David Granger,Esequibo,ExxonMobil,Guyana,Nicolas Maduro,oil,rice,territorial dispute,Venezuela,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 13, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT
  • Colombian riot policemen and soldiers in El Mango, a rural area of Colombia, on June 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO

    Clashes between the security forces and the insurgents have continued despite 3 years of negotiations. Americas,Colombia,Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,W. Alex Sanchez

    Published Date : Jul 08, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT
  • First Nations people attend a ceremony in Halifax, Canada, May 19, 2014. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

    Long-suffering Aboriginal people are mobilizing to significantly influence "at least 51 ridings” in October elections.Americas,36th First Nations Annual General Assembly,Assembly of First Nations,Canada,First Nations,Perry Bellegarde,U.N. Human Rights Committee,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 07, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
  • A prison with a 250 person capacity now holds around 700. Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 6/25/15. Mario Tama/Getty Images

    A bill to reduce the criminal age from 18 to 16 was narrowly rejected, but was no panacea anyway.Americas,Brazil,criminal age,Dilma Rousseff,José Eduardo Cardozo,Prison,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 01, 2015, 9:21 AM EDT
  • Opponents of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa protest in Quito, on June 12, 2015. JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images

    Protesters angered by new taxes have expanded to calling for President Correa's ouster.Americas,Ecuador,Protests,Rafael Correa,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jun 15, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT