Joe Contreras

Putter Up: New Latin Links

Just as Latin American players are becoming big names in golf, Latin courses are getting notice. Golf Magazine's latest list of the top 100 includes courses from Baja California and the Dominican Republic.

Sports: The New Latin Links

Latin American players are becoming big names in golf, led by Mexico's Lorena Ochoa, the reigning queen of the women's pro tour. Latin golf courses are also becoming increasingly famous—Golf Magazine's latest list of the world's top 100 courses includes entries from Baja California and the Dominican Republic.

Military Equipment Easy to Buy

An undercover investigation found that it's easy for anyone to buy sensitive U.S. military equipment on the Web, prompting renewed congressional scrutiny.

Q&A: Evangelist Luis Palau

A prominent Argentine evangelist discusses his role as part of the 'Superclass,' and what it means to be a religious leader in a globalized, information-driven world.

Female-Only Transportation

When Ariadna Montiel was a student in the 1990s and rode Mexico City's subways during peak hours, she shunned skirts in the hope of sparing herself the groping hands of a male passenger.

The Ghost Of Simón Bolívar

Nearly 200 years ago Venezuelan patriot Simón Bolívar declared his country a free and sovereign state, and went on to liberate four other South American nations from Spanish colonial rule, envisioning a confederation of Andean republics that would stretch from the isthmus of Panama to the high plateau country of Bolivia.

Roll Over, Monroe

The influence the United States once claimed as a divine right in Latin America is slipping away, fast.

U.S. Rep on Free-Trade Pacts

Despite rising protectionist sentiment in Congress, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab says pending free-trade deals will pass--and benefit American workers.

A New Breed of CEOs

Emerging-market CEOs used to play it quiet. Now some are embracing capitalist celebrity, flaunting their winnings in the public eye.

Unpaid Teens Bag Groceries for Wal-Mart

Thousands of adolescents work as unpaid baggers in Wal-Mart's Mexican stores. The retail giant isn't breaking any laws—but that doesn't mean the government is happy with the practice.