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Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
Why some see further unrest in Venezuela as a threat to the Castros in Cuba.
Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?
Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?
How a president's son tried to help Hezbollah attack the United States.
The good news is that Mexico's biggest drug kingpin has been arrested. The bad news is that it will trigger new violence on both sides of the border and do little to stem the flow of cocaine.
In 2011, Israel Arenas Durán disappeared in northern Mexico. Why can't the government find him -- and the thousands of others who've gone missing in the country's drug war?
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The expansion of the Panama Canal is on hold -- and so is the U.S. dream of sending energy to Asia.
In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.
How the opening of Mexico's state oil monopoly could spell the end of Keystone XL.
The technology uncovering humanity's past -- and perhaps its future.
How two women could shake up Colombia’s unprecedented peace talks with the FARC.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
Havana keeps saying that it's willing to let this U.S. contractor go. But the White House and Congress keep rejecting the offers.
President Nicolas Maduro is promising to knock out graft and corruption. But as election ploys go, this one looks extremely cynical.
How the biggest intelligence community scandal in modern memory and Washington's infamous Twitter troll expose the real D.C.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.
Why Dilma Rousseff's decision to stand up Obama hurts Brazil more than the United States.