Eric Hollies on the self-fulfilling prophecy of the global economic downturn.
With below-inflation pay rises and increased targets, no wonder Labour has lost the votes of the public sector workers who keep this country going.
After a successful strike last month was followed by a similar action at the start of July, Rick Grogan urges the public to get behind the Tube cleaners.
With market speculation very much in the news at the moment, Mick Brooks examines the phenomenon of the hedge fund, and its role in the current economic malaise.
James Suggett on the ChÃ¡vez government's calls for a thawing of relations with the United States.
A statement from the campaign group Justice for Colombia on the release of Ingrid Betancourt
Following on from last week's article, Sven Eric Balabanoff continues his look at the role of "Push-polling" in this year's US elections.
Samuele Mazzolini on the bold steps taken by Ecuador's President Correa as he bids to bring financial stability and security to the country.
Kacie Morgan on the campaign to expose the Coca-Cola company's links with right-wing paramilitary violence.
Samuele Mazzonlini considers how the rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and other FARC hostages will affect the Colombian situation.