Wednesday May 15
Bolivia serves coca beer to fight altitude sickness
Bolivian coca farmer and her daughter put newly-cropped coca leaves to dry by the sun in the Villa 14 de Septiembre, nearly 124 miles east of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Nicaragua ratifies ALBA 'fair trade' treaty
In an apparent attempt to quell concerns that the Venezuelan-propped Bolivarian Alliance for Our Americas will fall like a house of cards following the death of its main architect, former President Hugo ChA vez, Sandinista lawmakers today passed a law to create a new "fair trade" agreement between Nicaragua and its fellow travelers in ALBA.
Venezuelans Head to Polls to Choose Chavez Successor
Venezuela's acting President and presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro greets supporters during a campaign rally in Cumana, in the eastern state of Sucre, in this picture provided by Miraflores Palace on April 8, 2013 Venezuelans headed to the polls on Sunday morning to decide, once and for all, who will be the official successor of the widely ... (more)