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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...

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...

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...

Rio's Olympics Quest: Can It Handle the 2016 Games?

If life is fair, then the International Olympic Committee will next week declare that Brazil has been chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and thus become the...

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...

Who Should Get the H1N1 Vaccine First?

World health officials are carefully watching the H1N1/09 swine-flu virus as it makes its way through the Southern Hemisphere, which is currently in the thick of...

In Brazil, Accusations of a Police Massacre

When hundreds of bodies suddenly began turning up in Sao Paulo in May 2006, many people suspected a secret war had taken place. There had been a very public...

Why Google and IBM Are Ahead of the Competition

A huge population of red ants has bedeviled Texas farmers for years. By some estimates the insects cost state businesses close to $1 billion a year due to crop...

A Plot to Kill Bolivia's Leftist President?

Bolivia had been enjoying some well earned quiet in recent days. South America's poorest nation seemed on the verge of a civil war last year between forces loyal...

Going Up.

This Story Has Been UpdatedIt started with a cartoon drawing: a cluster of gaily colored party balloons held by a cranky old man, his eyes asquint, as if daring...

Up, Up and Away: Another New High for Pixar

This story has been updated It started with a cartoon drawing: a cluster of gaily colored party balloons held by a cranky old man, his eyes asquint, as if...