This op-ed ran in Newsday on July 14, 2006.
Recent months in Mexico have been marked by a campaign of fear against López Obrador.
The African political landscape is being reshaped by women, generating hope for the future of the continent and raising the bar for democracy worldwide.
The election of Bolivia's new president is a powerful symbol of the growing resistance throughout Latin America to U.S.-led economic programs.
Liberia's new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, will need more than photo-ops with the America's first female African-American secretary of State to lift her country out of the ruins of two decades of war.
Four experts from across the political spectrum debate the meaning of the results of the elections and the future of Iraq and U.S. military involvement there.