Indigenous communities are the ones hit hardest by multinational companies mining in the rainforest. But with no one to stand up for them, can their rights be protected?
Canadian mining interests threaten the Panamanian environment as well as the livelihoods of subsistence farmers and indigenous villages.
In a refugee camp near the Sudanese border, "Lost Boys" are now grown men, and hope for a better future is scant.
Sporadic violence around Kenya is already spurring fears that next year's elections could lead to a repeat of the bloody post-election clashes in 2007-2008.
Deep in the jungle, on a disputed piece of borderland claimed by Nicaragua and Costa Rica, a brigade of Sandinista Youth has been deployed to occupy the area and hold the line for President Ortega.
As the world focuses on China’s actions in the South China Sea, the Asian giant exercises a different kind of power along the Mekong River.
Thousands of workers are building a $2.5 billion pipeline across some of the most challenging terrain in Asia.
Chinese hydroelectric projects squeeze Burmese residents, many of whom have been left in the dark.
From Mandalay to Kunming, the central artery between Burma and China reflects an evolving economic and political relationship.
Lesbians in South Africa are the targets of vicious hate crimes that often grab headlines but rarely result in justice for either the victim or her tormentors.
The Sandinista politburo has received more than $2.2 billion in ALBA aid over the past five years. Could President Daniel Ortega's project in Nicaragua survive a political shakeup in Venezuela?
As former contra collaborators reorganize in Miami, rumors of guerrilla rearmament are stirring old ghosts in Nicaragua.