| Nov 13, 2009
| 1:05 PM
MEXICO CITY - Forbes magazine's list of the "World's Most Powerful People" typically includes a mix of political leaders, captains of industry and tycoons.
But this year's contains a surprising name.
At No. 41 is Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2009
De facto, interim or congressionally installed -- no matter the qualifier -- Roberto Micheletti is not the president of Honduras. Manuel Zelaya is, and like him or not, the man who was ousted in a military-civilian coup on June 28 should be returned to...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2009
Though tame perhaps by today's standards, El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s was a brutal front in the Cold War that claimed 75,000 lives. The country was a frightening place where right-wing hit men assassinated the archbishop of San Salvador as he...