The Summit of the Americas ended last week without any major progress being made towards bridging the growing gulf between the US and its neighbours to the south, writes Jaideep Mukerji
'A new America'
Although excluded from the Monterrey Summit of the Americas, Cuba was central to the debate, writes Faiza Rady
Who loves the US?
The show of harmony at the Summit of the Americas barely masked underlying tensions, writes Hisham El-Naggar from Buenos Aires
Pandering to the faithful
US President George Bush preached to the converts in his annual State of the Union speech, leaving a few people impressed with his performance, Khaled Dawoud reports from Washington
This week over 100,000 people gathered from all parts of the world to say "No" to military imperialism and cutthroat capitalism, and "Yes" to dignity, solidarity and real freedom. Ian Douglas reports from Mumbai
Restless in Rome
Strikes in Italy are quickly spreading from factories to the public sector, writes Samia Nkrumah from Rome