| Apr 20, 2009
Rebuffing criticism of the warm greetings he exchanged with Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, President Obama said Sunday that the United States, with its overwhelming military superiority and need to improve its global image, could afford to extend such...
| Jun 10, 2009
Today's topic: The Times recently reported on charter schools in Oakland that openly mock liberal orthodoxy and practice harsh disciplinary procedures. Are charter schools afforded too much latitude in teaching ideology to their students? How much...
| Jun 29, 2009
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A military coup has divided Honduras between two leaders — one recognized by world bodies and another backed by the country's congress, courts and military.
Presidents from around Latin America were gathering in Nicaragua for...
| Aug 6, 2008
| 10:32 PM
In a matter of weeks, the Los Angeles Unified School District embarks on an unpredictable but carefully manipulated course as the charter school movement's golden boy, Steve Barr, and his handpicked, self-appointed Green Dot clique try to operate Locke...
| Nov 9, 2008
MEXICO CITY — U.S. officials warn that Mexican crime rings are now conducting kidnappings and assassinations north of the border, a rising threat to the home front that may affect Obama's choices on how to manage U.S.-backed offensives in the war on...
| Apr 20, 2008
A sense of new possibilities courses through the crowd even before "the bishop of the poor" shows up in the plaza of this sugar-cane farming center.
"I'm not here to hand out beer, liquor, sausages," Fernando Lugo advises, alluding to the traditional...
| Jul 19, 2009
| 11:38 AM
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Talks to resolve Honduras' political crisis resumed Sunday with the two sides at odds over reinstating the ousted president and creating a reconciliation government.
The two camps seemed to be far from a compromise, with exiled...
| Jul 24, 2009
| 2:42 PM
In imperial Russia, czars ruled the country and had complete power. They were imperial monarchs who were eventually overthrown by the Bolsheviks in the communist revolution. In Russia, the communists succeeded the czars and ruled with an iron first for 74...
| Aug 24, 2009
| 9:54 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Miss Venezuela was the fairest of them all once again, winning the 2009 Miss Universe crown for the second year straight and the sixth time since the pageant's creation.
Dressed in a flowing red gown, 18-year-old Stefania Fernandez...
| Oct 21, 2007
New Zealand was too far, the south of France too cold and Colombia too unsafe for Casey and Susan Koehler. So the former Floridians settled quite happily on this mild and isolated coffee-growing town in western Panama for their retirement home.
| Feb 3, 2008
This evening, millions will tune in to a world-famous spectacle involving carefully choreographed moves, intense competition and fanatical spectators. Viewers will largely put aside their complaints that it has lost its authenticity and become beholden to...
| Feb 8, 2008
Exxon Mobil Corp. won a round in its bitter fight against Venezuela's state oil company Thursday as courts in several countries said they would freeze $12 billion in international assets held by Petroleos de Venezuela.
Last year, Venezuelan President...