The United States has stumbled into a potential military confrontation with Russia over Ukraine - a dangerous predicament that could become a Cuban Missile Crisis in reverse.
The "Black Death" moved across Eurasia, driven by climate events that were and still are frequently occurring.
Amanda Eckerson is a writer and multi-media artist reporting on the 2012 elections in Venezuela from a
people´s movement perspective. She holds a degree in history from Yale University and was a 2009 Fulbright scholar to Venezuela.