November 1, 2012 The ancient Latin American holiday welcomes ancestors back to the earth for one day each year. Each element on the altar symbolizes a connection between the world of the living and the dead, so naturally, food and drink play a big part. Here we've deconstructed the altar and its meaning.
October 18, 2012 In government-run media, a letter he reportedly signed congratulates a medical school on its 50th anniversary and takes some shots at the U.S. Castro is now 86 years old.
October 16, 2012 The crisis brought the world as close as it's ever been to nuclear war, when the Soviet Union deployed dozens of nuclear weapons in Cuba. On that island nation, where those tense 13 days are known as the October Crisis, the event is being marked in a low-key way.
October 13, 2012 Five years ago, Peru spent $200 million on 800,000 low-cost laptops that it distributed to children throughout the nation. It was part of an effort reaching around the globe to help pull people out of poverty through computer use. The results in Peru have been less than resounding.
October 8, 2012 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has beaten his most serious political challenge in years. He defeated a young former governor handily in Sunday's presidential election. With this victory, Chavez has another six years to consolidate his socialist system in the country with the world's largest oil reserves.
October 5, 2012 Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday to decide whether President Hugo Chavez remains in power. Polls indicate it's his most serious electoral challenge since taking office nearly 14 years ago. But Venezuela closed its Miami consulate, so Florida voters have to go to New Orleans.