Ecuador: Correa Calls for New Latin American Human Rights Institution

Ecuador President Rafael Correa? warns that the threat of coups against progressive governments are real and a respect for human rights is urgent.

Seven key points to clarify on Cuba-U.S. Talks

Inaccuracies and distorted information have accompanied the talks between the U.S. and Cuba, a milestone for two countries which have lacked formal ties for more than 50 years, from the beginning. The following are seven key points which clarify the dimension of what is happening between Havana and Washington and the coming stage.

Ghosts of Iraq still haunt 2016 White House race

Recent victories by ISIS have called Barack Obama’s Middle East strategy into question and once again made Iraq an issue on the U.S. electoral battlefield. It has been 12 years since President George W. Bush marched into an unpopular war in Iraq, and still the reverberations are being felt.

5 Bills by Brazil’s Congress Threatening the Amazon in 2015

Demarcation of indigenous lands and mining in protected areas are among the subjects that will be discussed in the Brazilian legislature this year according to experts.

Clintons’ foundation has raised nearly $2 billion — and some key questions

Since its creation in 2001, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has raised close to $2 billion from a vast global network that includes corporate titans, political donors, foreign governments and other wealthy interests.

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

President Barack Obama vetoed legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

White House Considers Punishing Procedures as a Reaction to Netanyahu’s Upcoming Speech at Congress

As a reaction to the highly unanticipated speech of Israeli Prime Minister at the Congress next month, the White House is planning a series of procedures as a reaction to the unwelcome visit.

Clinton Foundation to reconsider taking foreign donations if Hillary runs

The Clinton Foundation said that it would evaluate its policies on accepting foreign donations if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016.

USA: Alabama begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, becoming the 37th state where gays can legally wed.

Obama’s FY 2016 Budget: What’s In It for the Environment?

President Barack Obama unveiled his $3.99 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 this week, setting the stage for a showdown with the Republican-controlled Congress on funding for environmental issues such as climate change, clean water, clean power, and cleaning up abandoned mine lands. But what's in it?

U.S. New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Bill ‘Siding With Private Water Companies’ Over Public...

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law legislation that critics say sells out the state's water supply and democratic process for private profits.

Peru To Become World’s Agro Exporting Major Power In 5 years – Minister

In five years from now, Peru is poised to become the world’s biggest agro exporting superpower.