Bolivia’s Evo Morales and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro are both classic Latin American strongmen. But that’s where the similarities end.
Bolivia's populist leader has been in office for 12 years. He's a thorn in the US's side and an ally of the late Hugo Chávez. Now he's running for a fourth term. But that doesn't make him a dictator.
The MS-13 gang operates in Central America, Mexico and the U.S. But so far its efforts to get into the drug business have failed.
Trump justice officials portray the Salvadoran gang MS-13 as a powerful drug cartel staffed with criminal undocumented immigrants. That's a dangerous mistake if you actually want to prevent violence.
Shoppers browsing vegetables at a farmers market.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
A first-grader eats a candy cane while watching the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009.
A researcher warns that the sugary treats of the holiday season can set the stage for children's long-term health and academic success if left unchecked.
People praying on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
Three of these smiling people undid U.S. consumer protections online.
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As the U.S. weakens its protections for internet users, it risks falling behind the rest of the world, which is embracing the importance of regulation to preserve an open internet.
The digital age has added new challenges to copyright law.
An alternative to an open fair dealing right, or as a clarification, South Africa's copyright law could be amended with a specific provision to protect modern Internet uses.
Chrysler auto assembly workers work on the line assembling Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in Detroit, Michigan.
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
The advantages of coins as currency were clear.
Currency first hit the scene thousands of years ago. An anthropologist explains the early origins and uses of money – and how archaeological finds fill in our picture of the past.
Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in New York, March 2, 2014.
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Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the US meddling.
A farm worker tends to a tobacco crop in Beatrice, Zimbabwe. The county has struggled to deliver land reform that benefits landless communities.
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.
President Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 36 years.
Outsiders might not understand how someone who led his country’s downfall from breadbasket to basket case has remained in the presidency for so many years
Paper or tablet?
With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
The new bedside read.
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Sales of e-readers are on the decline, with more people succumbing to the convenience of reading books on their phones.
Concern about international students displacing domestic ones, are misplaced.
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The number of international students on American campuses has increased by 55%. Are they taking the place of American students ?
A Western diet may be negatively affecting your brain not just your belly.
Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We think about food when we see other people eating, when we…
Science has come a long way, it’s time for communication to catch up.
Reading about the rapid pace of advances in biomedicine, you may have wondered why more politically liberal countries like Germany and Canada have stronger restrictions on embryonic stem cell research…
Hands up who wants to breastfeed at work?
Days after Pope Francis told mothers to “not think twice” about breastfeeding at church and in public, Sally Davies, the UK’s chief medical officer, called for women to be allowed to breastfeed at work…
President Obama may be forced by the courts to release images of bin Laden’s assasination.
The author of this article, Daniel Metcalfe, is a former director of the US Department of Justice Office of Information and Privacy. He advised the US Government on the Abu Ghraib pictures. President Obama…