This 1823 policy initially focused on preventing European colonization in the Americas. But different U.S. presidents have used it to mean different things.
La Malinche was a key figure in the conquest of the Aztecs. But was she a heroine or a traitor? It depends on whom you ask.
From feudal fortresses to contemporary border barriers, walls have always offered more symbolic value than real protection.
Why were there so many coups in Latin America?
The legacy of Kimpa Vita, a Kongolese Catholic mystic, was felt from the U.S. to Haiti.
The remains of two of the very last of the Beothuk are finally being repatriated to Canada. Why has it taken almost 200 years?
Pre-Colombian cultures valued chocolate highly as a drink, and often served it at important events. It wasn't made into a solid candy until 1847.
Woodrow Wilson's legendary support for "self-determination" is indeed just a legend.
While writing her forthcoming book about Polynesia, the author discovered the work of Teuira Henry, a scholar and folklorist who studied ancient Tahiti.
Many of us strive to avoid talking politics at a big holiday feasts. But in Homer's Greece, feasting was all about politics.