Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro delivered a speech Tuesday at the close of the VII Cuban Communist Party congress acknowledging his advanced age of nearly 90-years-old. He bid his final farewell, but urged leaders to help his ideas survive.
The U.S. military has had a presence on the island of Okinawa since 1945. Long after the end of World War II, the small island has continued to be a strategic position for the United States and its allies, and a dispute has raged for more than 20 years over the Futenma base in Ginowan city. (Tiffany Tompkins-Condie, Adam Ashton and Natalie Fertig)
No transcontinental railway exists to connect the Amazon jungle to the Andes Mountains. China wants to change that. Earlier this year, it pledged to spend $10 billion for construction of such a railway from Brazil to Peru, which would cheapen the cost of sending Brazilian soybeans and iron ore to the Far East.
Tiananmen Square was filled with tanks, missiles and thousands of people on September 3, 2015 as China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII. Japan occupied China for much of the war, and the parade was both a chance to celebrate the end of that occupation and demonstrate the modern might of the Chinese military. (Stuart Leavenworth and Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)
The U.S. government, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama and spokespeople for the State Department, has been saying that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's "days are numbered" since 2011. As many journalists have pointed out in State Department briefings, it's become a very long number. video by Natalie Fertig
Nicaragua's Rama Indians have been dealing with ranchers encroaching on their legally protected territory for years. But a new threat, a canal, could push them off their land once and for all. (Brittany Peterson/McClatchy)