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Top 10 Most Expensive Cities

The priciest city on the planet? It’s not New York. It’s not London. It's in Africa, and you might not have even heard of it.

Dakar 2011: The World's Most Dangerous Race

The prevailing image of Chile's Atacama Desert is desolate — the mountainous moonscape where 33 miners were trapped underground for 70 days last year until their...

Building a Country by Switching On the Lights

The first decades of the 21st century will be remembered as the ones in which the world finally began to grapple with global development. The likes of Bill and...

Emilio Massera

When a three-man military junta rose to power in Argentina in 1976, it was the result of a bloodless and popular coup d'état. Domestic rebels had spent years...

Néstor Kirchner

When Néstor Kirchner, who died Oct. 27 at 60, became President of Argentina in 2003, the country's economy, one of Latin America's largest, was in free fall...

Bolivia's Eco-President: How Green Is Evo Morales?

Bolivian President Evo Morales' favorite cause-celebre has always been coca — the small leaf that is a key element of Andean culture and is central to cocaine...

Earth Day: Are We Destroying the Oceans?

Imagine flying over a section of clear-cut rainforest, somewhere in the Amazon. Even after the bulldozers were gone and the fires had smoked out, you would know...

5 China and the U.S.: The Indispensable Axis

The quest to secure middle eastern oil and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan consume much of the foreign policy establishment in Washington today. But in the next...

Pope Talks Tough on Vacation

John Paul II redefined papal travel by trekking to the most far-flung corners of the planet. In contrast, Benedict XVI, who was 20 years older than John Paul...

Prosperous Chile's Troubling Indigenous Uprising

Compared to high-profile groups like the Quechua of Peru and the Yanomami of the Amazon rain forest, Chile's Mapuche are a relatively obscure indigenous cohort...

Ecuador Officials Linked to Colombia Rebels

Several former officials of the Ecuadorian government had ties with Colombia's Marxist guerrillas, a commission named by President Rafael Correa conceded...

Venezuela vs. Colombia: The Battle Over Emigres

Fredys Villanueva has abandoned his native Colombia for neighboring Venezuela. But he's not quite like the hundreds of thousands of Colombians who have fled...

The Gangs of El Salvador: A Growing Industry

The two most famous exports of El Salvador are rivals. Unfortunately, they are also ferocious gangs: Mara 18 and the Mara Salvatrucha. They have exported their...