A multimedia exhibition from Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen on display at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., documents the experiences of families living in unplanned, off-the-grid slums in Nairobi, Mumbai, Caracas and Jakarta.
In other news, the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in the first coup in Central America since the end of the Cold War, and Iran’s top electoral oversight committee reaffirmed the disputed results of the nation’s disputed presidential election. Continue reading
Venezuelans voted to lift a two-term constitutional limit on the presidential term, allowing Hugo Chavez to run for office again in 2012. Analysts discuss what this means for the future of Venezuelan politics. Continue reading
Oil prices continued to slide Friday despite an agreement by OPEC members to cut production by 1.5 million barrels per day, in a new sign of the far-reaching fallout of the global financial crisis. Continue reading
Question/Comment: With the record world petroleum prices, why is it that many oil-producing countries, such as Mexico, Venezuela, Nigeria, are still unable to solve their chronic poverty problem? Shouldn’t the oil boom generate more jobs for the masses and revenue … Continue reading
Colombian rebels kept presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three American military contractors hostage for years before the country’s military was able to release them Wednesday. Experts examine the fallout of their release to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Continue reading
The price of oil fell slightly Thursday after reaching a record high a day earlier. In the second installment of our series on the consequences of the high price of oil, Lisa Margonelli, a fellow with the New America Foundation, discusses her book “Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline.” Continue reading
Since Colombia’s announcement Saturday that it had killed a top FARC commander in a cross-border raid into Ecuador, both Ecuador and Venezuela have severed diplomatic ties and moved troops to the Colombian border. Experts discuss the rising tensions in the region. Continue reading