December 27, 2012 The Mayan people in Latin America received a lot of attention when word spread their ancient calendar had predicted the world would end on Dec. 21. The tourists that came to visit Mayan sites have gone home, and the modern-day Mayas go on with their lives marked by high rates of poverty and a dependence on migration.
December 22, 2012 Each Dec. 23, they descend upon Oaxaca's main plaza: giant root vegetables carved into human figures and other vivid forms. The Night of the Radishes is a major tourist draw these days, but it all started with Spanish missionaries in the 1500s. When a new religion and imported crops met indigenous woodcarvers, a novel art form was born.
December 20, 2012 "The Maya never, ever, said anything about the world ending at any time — much less this year," says an archaeologist who helped translate the ancient culture's hieroglyphs. Still, David Stuart says, he often gets emails from people who want more details about the end of days.
December 19, 2012 Mark Menjivar collaborated with former refugees from El Salvador's civil war to make portraits that convey their strength and dedication to their homeland.
December 18, 2012 For more than 50 years, the men traveled from their homes in the communist nation to jobs on the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay. "Sometimes you feel like you are living in two worlds," says one. The men just retired.
December 14, 2012 Wanted for questioning in Belize, the anti-virus software pioneer is now in Miami after being released by authorities in Guatemala, which had entered illegally.
December 12, 2012 The Venezuelan president is recovering in Cuba after an operation on Tuesday targeted an aggressive cancer. It was his fourth cancer-related surgery in Cuba, and comes after he won re-election last month.
December 12, 2012 The anti-virus software pioneer is wanted for questioning about a murder in Belize. He says he's innocent and is being persecuted by corrupt authorities. Detained for allegedly illegally entering Guatemala, he's now free and on his way to Miami, he tells Bloomberg TV.
December 7, 2012 Farmers in the communist nation were once banned from freely selling their crops. As the country struggles to feed itself, the government has begun to accept a greater role for the profit motive. Now each night, in a muddy vacant lot on the edge of Havana, a market appears after sundown.