A man injured in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict arrives at the hospital in Gaza City on Monday. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Lilian Tintori, the wife of imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, makes a plea for his release in a speech Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (Chris Adams/MCT)
Eduardo Canales prepares a water dispenser for undocumented immigrants walking across the scorching sandy scrublands of southern Texas, July 17. Canales, an Organizer with the South Texas Human Rights Center, has arrangements with private ranchers to provide water and in some cases recover the bodies of immigrants that succumb to the harshness of the environment. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
A lock clasped to a fence in Oak Park, Ill., includes the initials and marriage date of Chicago couple Owen and Jenni Winder on July 17. Since the approximately 85-by-7-foot stretch of fence was put up on June 30, about three dozen locks have appeared. (Wes Venteicher/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
"It's beautiful. I had to stop," says Kristie Hughes, 45, of Washington, D.C. about pulling over on her bike to practice yoga at sunset in Vineyard Haven, Mass. Vineyard Haven is located on Martha's Vineyard. Originally from New Haven, Hughes was vacationing with her family. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant/MCT)
A man pulls a dolly stacked high with jeans on a main drag on the border of the neighborhood marketplace in Tepito, Mexico, on June 14, 2014. The crime-ridden area is also known as "Barrio Bravo," or fierce neighborhood. (Hector Becerra/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Mahmoud Bazzi, a Dearborn, Mich., resident, pictured June 16 2014, is accused of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980. On July 15, 2014, U.S. Homeland Security officers arrested Bazzi at his apartment in east Dearborn. (Brian Kaufman/Detroit Free Press/MCT)
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Andres Oppenheimer is a foreign correspondent and a member of the Miami Herald team that won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of "Castro's Final Hour," "Bordering on Chaos," on Mexico's crisis, "Cronicas de heroes y bandidos" and "Ojos Vendados."
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