As Venezuela's presidential election wraps up, Hugo Chavez is doing all he can to secure every vote. That includes chartering a bus to bring Venezuelan citizens across the border from Colombia in advance of Sunday's election. But his opponent, Henrique Capriles, is doing his best to recruit cross-border voters as well.
Germany has long required people who are members of a church or a synagogue to pay a tax that supports the church and its operations. But as more Catholics decline to pay, the church is telling them if they don't pay, they won't be allowed to receive church sacraments.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Jamaica faces many challenges. They're discriminated against, outlawed and even attacked and sometimes killed. But a national political leader has finally made a comment that seeks to draw a line on the discrimination.
Argentina's president has a proposal out to grant the right to vote to a number of people who currently are disenfranchised, namely 16- and 17-year-olds as well as immigrants who've lived in the country for two years.
Africans have flocked to Europe for years, in search of a better life and to make money they could send back home. Now, as Europe's economy struggles, many Africans are ready to pack up and head back home, where the economy is better.
Many in Haiti are still without permanent housing, years after the earthquake that rocked the country. Many of them live on land belonging to others, or in situations that may be dangerous, and they're upset be efforts to move them out.
In the world of Markus Will, the euro is gone and Germany is returning to the deutschmark. Though the book is fictional, it takes a scenario that is possible and plays it out to perhaps it's most shocking extreme.
Srebrenica was the site of one of the worst atrocities of the lengthy Serbian civil war. Thousands of Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims, were killed there. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is largely Serbian. But a quirk of policy has allowed Bosniaks who moved out of town to continue to vote in the city's elections. But that's poised to change.
Arthur's Day, celebrated last Thursday, has been a way for Guinness to get itself back into pubs across Ireland and to get the Irish out of their homes and back into the bar.
Haiti's got a new leader who is determined to make the country more environmentally friendly. Along the way, he's trying to save one of the country's national parks. But at the same time, he's also forcing some long-time park "residents" away from the only home they know.