- Guatemala's new president is conservative former top judge Updated: Sep-03-15 7:31 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's new president had only just occupied the vice president's chair when he was promoted to the country's top spot following the resignation of outgoing President Otto Perez Molina amid a corruption scandal.
- Richard Blanco named education ambassador for poets academy Updated: Aug-21-15 10:43 am
NEW YORK - Richard Blanco has been named the first education ambassador for the Academy of American Poets.
- New Hampshire to hold first state poetry festival next month Updated: Aug-16-15 10:49 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire will soon have its own poetry festival.
- Poet hopes reading at US embassy in Havana spurs connection Updated: Aug-14-15 4:20 pm
HAVANA - Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco said he hopes the poem he read Friday at the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana will serve as a catalyst to an emotional reconciliation.
- Bouterse inaugurated for 2nd term as Suriname's president Updated: Aug-12-15 5:23 pm
PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Former coup leader and convicted drug trafficker Desi Bouterse was inaugurated Wednesday for a second consecutive term leading Suriname as the democratically elected president.
- Egypt unveils Suez Canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony Updated: Aug-06-15 5:22 pm
ISMAILIA, Egypt - In a defining moment of his young presidency, Egypt's Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi presided Thursday over the unveiling of a major extension of the Suez Canal that he hailed as a historic feat needed to revive the country's ailing economy after years of unrest.