Despite a wide range of tools available to the United Nations in the areas of preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peace building, a new United Nations calls for measures to boost the world body's capacity to prevent conflicts.
Exhausted White House hopefuls launched one last frenzied day of campaigning before a 24-state Super Tuesday - the biggest one-day White House nominating contest in history.
Millions of Colombians dressed in white marched throughout the country and in major cities worldwide today to express outrage at 40 years of violence and kidnapping by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
The Argentine federal justice has opened an inquiry into the Malvinas war veterans' pension scheme following on claims that at least 700, and possibly thousands, of non combatants are collecting monthly payments.
Colombia's FARC rebels pledged Sunday, on the eve of worldwide protests against the cocaine funded radical guerrilla group, to release three hostages in poor health after seven years of captivity in the jungle.
Brazil's Cabinet official for racial equality resigned Friday amid charges she had abused her government-issued corporate credit card. Matilde Ribeiro told a news conference that she had committed a mistake in using the card to pay for a chauffeured car, restaurant meals, hotels and purchases in a duty free shop in 2007.
Controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is celebrating this Saturday his ninth year in office but the outspoken, histrionic leader has lost much of his revolutionary élan following his first electoral defeat last December and surrounded by growing problems of internal security, inflation and shortages of food and home supplies.
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The historic choice for the Democratic presidential nominee came into clear focus at the final Democratic debate Thursday between the two candidates left standing - Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - who smoothed over their recent spats and turned most of their attacks on Republicans.
Paraguay's decades ruling party Partido Colorado formally registered this week a woman and former Education Minister as its candidate for the coming presidential election of April 20. She's the first woman in the country's history to run for president.