Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a “deeply depressed state" and killed himself after months of treatment, state media reported. He was 68.
Francis, visiting Peru, says Latin America has become the most violent place on earth for women. The pontiff demands new laws and cultural change.
The pontiff acknowledges the "irreparable harm" that clergy members have caused to children in a scandal and a cover-up that have damaged the church's credibility.
Industrial nations amassed their wealth by pillaging the global south and slaughtering the indigenous. The savage war in El Salvador was only one of many chapters in this tragic saga.
But the new status may change little in the near future for Julian Assange, who has been living in asylum in Ecuador's London embassy for five years.
The country held the election Nov. 26, but a winner wasn't declared until Sunday. Concerned about the integrity of the process, activists are calling for a new general election.
Homeland security regimes are unleashing their wrath on the world’s displaced people, sharpening the divide between the secure and the dispossessed.
Last weekend’s presidential election is testing the strength of a fresh democracy.