Photo: A trip north

...Lazzetera and Diego Campbell of Buenos Aires, Argentina, pose in front of the yellow van they drove 25,000 miles through the Americas to Alaska over the last 10 months. They hope to sell their Volkswagen van in Juneau before flying home. If not, they will...
Photos: Circling the Americas

...of its 13-month, 24,000 nautical mile voyage, called Around the Americas. The ship's goal is to increase ocean awareness while circumnavigating North and South Americas. The ship also will visit Dutch Harbor, Nome and Barrow. In Juneau...
Top dogs have little to fear

...than the sight of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie grabbing owner Jerry Jones like they both had just been crowned co-Miss Americas on Sunday?Flat-out terrifying, in its own way.But no, I'm sure none of the four teams with byes had anything more...
Hitchhikers' guide to the Americas

...sisters, who recently traveled for four months in Australia, where they concocted the idea for the northward journey of the Americas. Amelie worked as a photographer in Paris and Marion worked in the restaurant industry in Ireland for six years prior to leaving...
My turn: As war continues, two Americas emerge

There are two Americas in our ongoing wars; the professional soldiers and their families and the rest of us doing our routine business. Not since World...
Exposing a Chavez charade

...with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas. Critics say that Obama was wrong to be friendly with a foreign...people in the region will take him seriously. The writer is the Americas director for Human Rights Watch.
Attack ad politics

In this pivotal election year, fellow citizens, I give you a chilling vision of two Americas.One America is the swing states, the dozen or so states that don't fall into the Democratic or Republican camps and will ultimately...
Autocrats' latest weapon: Indirect censorship

Here is why we should be more worried than usual about press freedoms in the Americas: several democratically elected authoritarian presidents are seeing their popularity rates plummet, and are clamping down on...
Alaska's Hispanic community

...12, is the annual celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. For Catholics worldwide she is the patroness of the Americas, from Barrow, Alaska to the southern point of South America. Hispanic Catholics, especially Mexicans and Mexican-Americans...
Juneau celebrates Filipino American History Month

...Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the so-called West Indies, marking the official European "discovery" of the Americas.More obscure is the fact that less than 100 years later, a group of Spanish and Philippine native adventurers landed in...


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