Tamara Pearson on Venezuela's declaration of support for Russia and the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Guardian columnist George Monbiot on....fruit.
A domestic wage dispute has led to the issuing of an order for the arrest of the Colombian President.
Nathaniel Mehr on the latest round of sabre-rattling emanating from the United States.
Professor William Hickey on why the Georgia crisis has highlighted the cynically self-serving basis of US foreign policy.