The population here is asking: “You said there was no cure for Ebola, but the Americans are curing it?”

Tolbert Nyenswah, the assistant health minister in Liberia.

The death toll from a record outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has topped 930. There are fears the virus has spread to Saudi Arabia after a man who recently returned from Sierra Leone died of a suspected Ebola infection. A Spanish priest who fell ill in Liberia has been brought to Madrid for treatment. In the United States, a patient in New York has tested negative, while two missionaries infected in Liberia are said to be improving after receiving an experimental drug. The drug has not been given to the hundreds of ailing Africans.

We want to give a voice to the people. Why is it a problem to organise a referendum? Why is it a problem to give Spaniards the right to decide their future? If the People’s Party and Socialist party think that Felipe has the confidence of the citizens, he should submit to a referendum

That we’re working in this crisis to support them is, in my opinion, an insult to society that they have those exorbitant salaries. And, on the other hand, anyone who wants to govern or carry the country’s baton should stand for election. The vote is sovereign and so are the people.

Isabel Garcia, Spanish protester calling for a referendum on whether to keep the monarchy.

The invaders, the colonists, now they are the colonies, and they are the invaded, and they are the ones to submit to the United States. I don’t understand what is happening in Europe. From here, I believe that, along with the social movements of Europe, we are going to defend the sovereignty and dignity of these people who are also our peers.

Bolivian President Evo Morales criticized European countries for acceding to U.S. demands, saying the former colonizers of Latin America are now being colonies of the United States.

Bolivia has accused the United States of spreading the false rumor as a means of intimidation into rejecting Edward Snowden’s bid for asylum. Bolivia and Venezuela have since said they would take Snowden in, and Nicaragua has signaled it would do the same.

Spain has acknowledged a request from the U.S. prompted last week’s blockade of a plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales. The Bolivian plane was grounded in Austria for 14 hours after Spain, France, Portugal and Italy closed their airspace over false rumors NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board. On Tuesday, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo confirmed for the first time that the rumor came from the U.S. government. He went on to say he is willing to apologize to Bolivia.

On Monday, thousands of people rallied outside the U.S. embassy in Bolivia to protest last week’s forced landing of a plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales. The plane was rerouted to Austria after France and Portugal barred it from their airspace over false suspicions Snowden was on board. The Bolivian government has asked the European countries involved to reveal the source of the false information.

We are not colonies any more. We deserve respect, and when one of our governments is insulted we feel the insult throughout Latin America.

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica while speaking at a summit in Cochabamba, Bolivia to show support for Bolivian President Evo Morales after his plane was forced to land in Vienna, Austria, because France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy reportedly refused to allow the Presidents plane to fly over their territories.

Bolivia said Morales was returning from Moscow on Tuesday when France and Portugal - later joined by Italy and Spain - banned his plane from entering their airspace, forcing it to land in Vienna after suspicions arose that Edward Snowden might have been aboard the plane.

However, after the Presidents plane was searched (with the Presidents permission) Snowden was not found on board.

The summit included the leaders of Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Surinam and Venezuela. At the end of the summit a statement was issued demanding answers from France, Portugal, Italy and Spain.

President Morales welcomed the show of support and said regional unity in Latin America was needed “to defeat North American imperialism.”

He also said his “hand would not shake if it came to closing the [United States embassy in La Paz, Bolivia]. Without the United States we are better off politically and democratically.”

Spanish nurses Maria Jose Marin (C), 23, and her twin sister Maria Teresa disembark from a plane after landing at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, June 4, 2013. After months of studying Dutch, a group of young Spanish nurses moved to the Netherlands to take up work, fleeing a dismal job market at home. Spain’s population dropped last year for the first time on record as young professionals and immigrants who moved here during a construction boom head for greener pastures. Spain’s jobless rate is 27 percent, and more than half of young workers are unemployed. For Spanish nurses, the Netherlands’ nursing deficit is a boon. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo


July 21, 1936, Mari Ginestà, 17, a member of the Juventudes Comunistas (Iberian Communist Youth), stands armed on the roof of the Colón hotel in Barcelona mere days into the Spanish revolution against Franco’s military coup.

The picture was taken by Juan Guzman (who was born Hans Gutmann in Germany before going to Spain where he photographed the International Brigades).