Pope Francis waves as he celebrates Mass in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Is Pope Francis a radical?

The pope has changed the Catholic Church's tone, if not its doctrine. He's been variously described as “the great reformer,” the “most interesting man in the world,” and most provocatively,  a...
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, and National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello gesture with their fists during a session at the National Assembly in Caracas, July 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Twice-fired Venezuelan journalist fights on

“Once the government knows you who are…they never forget it.” Being an opposition journalist in Venezuela under former president Hugo Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro has never been easy. But...
Two men kiss during the Gay Pride Parade at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov.16, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Social media fuels Latin America gay rights movement

It can no longer be denied. Latin America, at least in the most urbanized and populated areas, is coming out. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay as well as some states in Mexico have already legalized gay marriage....
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Ecuador cartoonist hit by Correa’s crackdown

"If I censor myself, I would not be a cartoonist anymore. A cartoonist cannot censor himself." If there’s a face of Ecuador’s widening efforts to censor the press, it’s cartoonist Xavier Bonilla. Known...
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Eugene Richards: Trust yields photos with emotion

Award-winning photographer Eugene Richards’s specialty is intimacy. “I usually don’t photograph something that I can’t touch,” he says. For more than 50 years, Richards established personal...