Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez postponed the official start of his third term due to alleged illness, prompting debate over the lengths that his health is linked to the health of his country.
Mexico's president-elect ascends to power this weekend amidst doubts about the country's security situation and whether the new leader has what Mexico needs to finally defeat the cartels.
Hugo Chavez's recent presidential victory, while largely overlooked by the global community, means important things for Venezuela as a country and for the Americas region.
On Sunday, Mexico will elect a new president among Enrique Pena Nieto, from the PRI; Manuel Lopez Obrador, from PDR, and Josefina Vazquez Mota, from PAN. What does it mean for America?
Unfortunately for Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s legacy, drugs, guns, and decapitated bodies sell more headlines than economic percentage points on a graph.
Resolving the global drug problem requires a tough overhaul of the current failing policies.
Drug legalization wouldn't curtail transnational crime or protect public health. It would be similar to the government saying smoking is good for you.
There is evidence of links between terrorist and crime organizations, most notably Al-Qaeda and drug cartels. To combat this, U.S. counterterrorism and anti-crime communities need to collaborate.