Western Hemisphere

This is what happens when there's a "supermoon," a "blue moon" and a total lunar eclipse all at once.
On this 225th birthday, as we celebrate all America's Coast Guard has accomplished, we remain rooted to our oath; an oath of selfless service, underwritten by the courage of our forbearers and worthy of the public trust.
This is our pick for the top LGBT stories -- both positive and negative -- from the Americas in 2013. Separating the two lists should not give the impression that nothing good ever comes out of adversity.
Latin America continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in the world, even though growth slowed down a bit in 2012. However, these blissful external conditions will not last forever.
These human experiences are stories which we all can share and relate to. It is the human aspect of cultural understanding that is being drowned out in the conversation -- both on Capitol Hill and around our dinner tables.
The real gains from trade for the United States would come from more fully integrating economies, which produce things together in a seamless supply chain for each other and for third countries.
Geographically, Iran may be far away from the Americas but its growing presence in Venezuela is a serious danger. It is not a joke.
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. So began two stories that have shaped the West since the 16th century. But what happens if we link the two?
With a sluggish recovery at home and Latin America increasingly looking to China to diversify economic and political ties, now is the time for the U.S. to show it is a willing partner that takes the region's concerns seriously.
Growth has returned to the region and Latin America has emerged from the global crisis. Together, Latin America and Asia are two regions pulling the world out of economic crisis.