CIA World Fact Book – The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
IFEX Alert Service – Violations of the right to free expression are found throughout the world. But the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, made up of 40 different groups, is using the Web to fight back. With Action Alerts that report abuses.
Rulers of the World – This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.
The Organization of American States – – the world’s oldest regional organization. Every country in the Americas is a member of this forum for dialogue on political, economic and social issues.