Story after story, fueled by leaks from former security contractor Edward Snowden, is uncovering a U.S. surveillance empire with unprecedented reach and breadth.
What were the elected officials doing for weeks before realizing that runaway surveillance programs might actually be dangerous and unconstitutional? Rather than facing unpleasant facts, they've preferred to kill the proverbial messenger.
On the divided reaction to the announcement of Pope Francis I.
The “preferential option for the poor,” the once-radical idea that God identifies with the oppressed and impoverished, has been mainstreamed as Catholic theological doctrine.
How the White House botched its response to the Honduran coup.
The prospect of progressive leadership coming to power in El Salvador's March 15 presidential elections should prompt new U.S. policy toward Central America.
A Joint Report on the 2009 Presidential Elections in El Salvador, With a Contribution by Mark Engler.
The general elections are not time for an embrace of the "corporate globalization" agenda for the Americas
Along with political challenges, the past year offered some hopeful advances-- many of which came just in last few weeks.