Cartoonists are on the front line of freedom of speech. Events this week have put to the test just what responsibilities that entails. Kevin Kallaugher draws for The Economist and Patrick Chappatte cartoons for the International Herald Tribune.
Many South Africans thought former ANC youth leader Julius Malema had gone quietly into the night. But the controversy over the shooting of striking miners by police has given Malema a populist springboard back into the political limelight.
Peru's president Ollanta Humala was elected in 2011 partly on a pledge to protect the environment. He's declared a state of emergency in the Pastaza RIver basin, and gave an Argentinian oil company operating there three months to clean up.
Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.
Ariel Sharon was a giant of Israeli culture for many years. On Sunday, he finally died — after spending eight years in a coma. Israel cartoonist Amos Biderman loved Sharon, loved drawing him to be exact.
The E. coli outbreak: when a cucumber is no longer just a cucumber; what Moammar Gaddafi and FIFA head Sepp Blatter share in common, and Syria's best known opthalmologist continues his bloody crackdown on dissent.