July 2, 2012 Despite billions of dollars in projects over the past decade, only about one-third of the Afghan population has access to regular power. The country imports electricity, but existing distribution lines aren't adequate. The lack of a reliable power supply is severely limiting economic growth.
July 2, 2012 After a 12-year absence, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is back in power with the election of Enrique Pena Nieto as president. He has promised the party won't return to its corrupt ways.
July 1, 2012 China's President Hu Jintao has sworn in a new leader for Hong Kong amid large public protests. The island is marking the 15th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty at a time when mistrust toward China is at its highest level since Hong Kong's handover in 1997.