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Preserving memories of terror and loss in Argentina

Peter Eisner (blog)

Preserving memories of terror and loss in Argentina

Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner writes about the process of memorializing state-sponsored terror in Argentina and Spain. On a recent visit to Argentina, he visited the memorial at the River Plate, which pays homage to thousands disappeared during Argentina's "Dirty War."

Posted: March 30, 2010 11:46   Comments: 2
Worldfocus Radio: Small Islands, Big Climate Changes

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Small Islands, Big Climate Changes

While no full-scale agreement was reached in Copenhagen, a non-binding political accord emerged from the conference, which China and India just endorsed last week. We look deeper at the immediate consequences of climate change on small islands. Ronald Jumeau and May Boeve join Martin Savidge to discuss how to stop global warming.

Posted: March 17, 2010 15:46   Comments: 12
U.S. couple killed in surge of cross-border drug violence

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U.S. couple killed in surge of cross-border drug violence

In Mexico, an American couple and a third person were killed over the weekend just across the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, a city consumed by drug violence. All three of the dead were connected to the U.S. Consulate there, underscoring the risks of living and working in that city. But, as Tom Ackerman of Al Jazeera English reports, the violence is widespread.

Posted: March 15, 2010 14:14   Comments: 4
Caribbean nations fear ill effects of climate change

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Caribbean nations fear ill effects of climate change

Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson recently traveled around the world in 18 days to see firsthand the effects of climate change on small island nations. In the Caribbean, she heard from residents of Grenada and Antigua how rising tides are dramatically effecting their livelihoods.

Posted: March 11, 2010 16:20   Comments: 7
Haiti’s earthquake leaves suffering beyond its scale

Peter Eisner (Blog)

Haiti’s earthquake leaves suffering beyond its scale

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner looks at how major natural disasters have played out differently in Haiti and Chile. He argues that the suffering in Haiti cannot be forgotten and the rescue mission should be the responsibility of all governments and all people.

Posted: March 5, 2010 11:49   Comments: 1
Chilean wineries report significant earthquake losses

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Chilean wineries report significant earthquake losses

The impact of the massive earthquake on Chile’s wine industry has become more clear in recent days, and it is significant, though not as bad as some had feared. Worldfocus Consulting Producer Edward Deitch explains.

Posted: March 4, 2010 15:20   Comments: 4
Cultures around the world at risk of losing their languages

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Cultures around the world at risk of losing their languages

Linguists predict that over half of the almost 7,000 languages currently spoken will disappear by the end of the century. Look at maps of endangered languages around the world, and watch a video of the last speaker of Berbice Dutch.

Posted: March 3, 2010 16:58   Comments: 8
Assessing whether America has lost its mojo

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Assessing whether America has lost its mojo

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that many commentators are questioning America's place in the world. But, she argues, while the economic situation may appear bleak now, Americans should step back from the ledge and look at the big picture. She offers 10 things to remember about the U.S. and its supposed decline.

Posted: March 3, 2010 15:51   Comments: 8
Worldfocus Radio: Fear and Loathing in Las Malvinas

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Fear and Loathing in Las Malvinas

A small island archipelago in the South Atlantic recently made it back into the headlines. Known as the Falkland Islands and in Spanish as Las Malvinas, we look at why this little-known place brought two nations to war in 1982 -- a conflict that threatens to reignite. Martin Savidge hosts Juanita Brock of the Falkland Islands News Network and Professor Maria Victoria Murillo.

Posted: March 3, 2010 14:57   Comments: 3
Chileans mobilize to face earthquake damage

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Chileans mobilize to face earthquake damage

Chile continues to grapple with the aftermath of the massive earthquake which killed some 800 people. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas for more on Chile's capacity to respond to the disaster. Lucía Newman and Teresa Bo report from Chile for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 2, 2010 17:20   Comments: 1
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