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The Top 2013 LGBT Stories from the Americas

Javier Corrales | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Javier Corrales

This is our pick for the top LGBT stories -- both positive and negative -- from the Americas in 2013. Separating the two lists should not give the impression that nothing good ever comes out of adversity.

After a Golden Decade, Can Latin America Keep Its Luster?

Alejandro Werner | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Alejandro Werner

Latin America continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in the world, even though growth slowed down a bit in 2012. However, these blissful external conditions will not last forever.

I Am Proud to Be an American

Mik Schulte | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Mik Schulte

These human experiences are stories which we all can share and relate to. It is the human aspect of cultural understanding that is being drowned out in the conversation -- both on Capitol Hill and around our dinner tables.

A Strategic Approach to Hemispheric Trade

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Eric Farnsworth

The real gains from trade for the United States would come from more fully integrating economies, which produce things together in a seamless supply chain for each other and for third countries.

A Bad Joke's Kernel of Truth

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Geographically, Iran may be far away from the Americas but its growing presence in Venezuela is a serious danger. It is not a joke.

Rethinking Christian History: Understanding Christopher Columbus And Martin Luther

Lee Palmer Wandel | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Lee Palmer Wandel

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. So began two stories that have shaped the West since the 16th century. But what happens if we link the two?

Obama's Travel: Opportunities in a Changing Americas

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Farnsworth

With a sluggish recovery at home and Latin America increasingly looking to China to diversify economic and political ties, now is the time for the U.S. to show it is a willing partner that takes the region's concerns seriously.

A Year-End Look at the Americas

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Farnsworth

Growth has returned to the region and Latin America has emerged from the global crisis. Together, Latin America and Asia are two regions pulling the world out of economic crisis.

Five Weeks, Three Ballots, and Destiny

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Farnsworth

Hemisphere watchers, take note. Those seeking to divine the future of hemispheric relations should keep three upcoming dates firmly in mind: September 26, October 3, and November 2.

Biennial "Already a Success"?

Leanne Goebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanne Goebel

I'm not willing to declare Denver's Biennial of the Americas a success or a failure. I'm waiting for the actual numbers (which I predict will be well below the mayor's hopeful figures).

World Cup: Latin America Continues to Impress

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Farnsworth

When the knock-out round of the World Cup begins Saturday morning, the Western Hemisphere will have almost half of the final 16 teams in contention, and at least two teams guaranteed in the final eight.

A Comprehensive Approach to Fight Drugs

José Miguel Insulza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Miguel Insulza

Drug dependency is a chronic, relapsing disease that must be dealt with as a core element of public health policy.

World Cup: The Year of Latin America?

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Farnsworth

The real story of this year's World Cup is the dominance of the Western Hemisphere.

America: The Sick Man of the Western Hemisphere

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

America has become the Sick Man of the Western Hemisphere, an economic cripple like the defunct Ottoman Empire whose inept financial management was legendary.

Haiti Death Toll: Thousands Feared Dead After Latest Haiti Disaster

guardian.co.uk | Haroon Siddique | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The earthquake that has hit Haiti, raising fears that thousands have been killed, is the latest in a long line of natural disasters to befall a countr...

Arturo Valenzuela Confirmed as Asst. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After a long, messy battle between Senator Jim DeMint and the Obama administration, Senator DeMint removed his holds on two key administration appointees.