Gabriel Cleveland, a Ho-Chunk tribe member from Wisconsin Dells, Wis., participates in the Grand Entry of the Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City, June 1, 2007. (AP Photo)

Reviving North America’s endangered languages

Globalization has brought huge benefits to billions of people. But one of the drawbacks to it has been the acceleration of the disappearance of many indigenous languages around the world as a few dominant...
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, embraces former vice president, Lenin Moreno, during the Alianza PAIS party convention where Moreno was tapped as the ruling party presidential candidate, in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuador election tests Correa legacy

A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to...
Men carry a coffin containing the body of slain Honduran Indian leader and environmentalist Berta Caceres in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 3, 2016.  (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

Latin American environmentalists under attack

Earlier this year, a 51-year-old Mexican man named Isidro Baldenegro López was shot to death in Mexico’s Chihuahua state. Mr. López was a well-known environmental activist and advocate for the...
Indians from the tribe Munduruku attend a meeting with the government at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil,  June 4, 2013. The Indians, who had been occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam which is being built in the Amazon on the Xingu River, were flown to Brasilia by the government for talks to try to end the occupation. Environmentalists and indigenous groups say the dam would devastate wildlife and the livelihoods of thousands of people who live in the area to be flooded. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Amazonia’s last uncontacted tribes

They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on...
Clarkson's photo of Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky all-white men's basketball team after it lost the 1966 NCAA championship to Texas Western, which was the first major collegiate team to start five black players in the NCAA final.  The picture was a symbol of the changes taking place in the U.S. (Rich Clarkson)

Rich Clarkson, pioneering sports photographer

Rich Clarkson is one of the founding fathers of modern sports photojournalism. Born in 1932, Clarkson's early photos of Wilt Chamberlain playing basketball at the University of Kansas in the 1950s were...
Indians from the tribe Munduruku attend a meeting with the government at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil,  June 4, 2013. The Indians, who had been occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam which is being built in the Amazon on the Xingu River, were flown to Brasilia by the government for talks to try to end the occupation. Environmentalists and indigenous groups say the dam would devastate wildlife and the livelihoods of thousands of people who live in the area to be flooded. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Amazonia’s last uncontacted tribes

They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on...
A man holds flowers during a peace march in Bogota, Colombia,  Oct. 12, 2016. Thousands of rural farmers, indigenous activists and students marched in cities across Colombia to demand a peace deal between the government an leftist rebels not be scuttled. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Reviving Colombia’s peace process

Colombia's government and negotiators from the FARC guerrilla group spent four years negotiating a peace agreement backed by the U.N., Cuba and the U.S. President Juan Manuel Santos even won the Nobel Peace...
A man waiting in line at a grocery store argues with a Bolivarian National Police officer as he and others wait for food to arrive to the store in Caracas, Venezuela, June 8, 2016.  (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s descent

When you think of humanitarian crises, they’re usually caused by war or some natural disaster like a drought or earthquake. But in Venezuela today millions of people face shortages of food and medicines...
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, June 11, 2016 at a private hanger at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Trump’s policies viewed warily overseas

Republican nominee Donald Trump has commanded blanket media coverage since his run for U.S. president took off last year. But it's not just Americans who have been glued to their screens when Trump's face...