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Deposed president sneaks back to Honduras

Peter Eisner (blog)

Deposed president sneaks back to Honduras

The stealthy return to Honduras by deposed President Manuel Zelaya this week highlights unusual alliances and the significant role of Brazil, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: September 22, 2009 10:54   Comments: 2
Hoping for interviews with South American leaders

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Hoping for interviews with South American leaders

Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano shares a video and blog of her efforts to get two South American presidents as guests on the show.

Posted: September 21, 2009 10:15   Comments: 0
Memories of “Dirty War” linger for Argentinians

Peter Eisner (blog)

Memories of “Dirty War” linger for Argentinians

As many as 30,000 people were seized, disappeared and murdered during Argentina's "Dirty War." Peter Eisner praises the work of an Argentine photojournalist whose "Absences" series chronicles those who were snatched from life.

Posted: September 18, 2009 09:08   Comments: 0
Obama sticks to the script in renewing Cuba embargo

Peter Eisner (blog)

Obama sticks to the script in renewing Cuba embargo

President Barack Obama renewed the U.S. embargo with Cuba this week. As usual, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, Latin America is an afterthought in U.S. foreign policy planning.

Posted: September 16, 2009 11:00   Comments: 3
“Biblioburro” – a donkey library – visits Colombian children

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“Biblioburro” – a donkey library – visits Colombian children

In rural Colombia, a man is bringing knowledge to hundreds of farm children on the back of a burro. A librarian, he travels far and wide to hand out books.

Posted: September 14, 2009 14:28   Comments: 38
Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse

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Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse

Buses come to Argentina from neighboring countries for health treatment, but many Argentinians complain that their tax dollars can no longer subsidize the overused and abused health system.

Posted: September 10, 2009 10:58   Comments Off on Argentina’s health care is a right, but system aches of overuse
Iran won’t benefit much from Venezuelan gasoline

Peter Eisner (blog)

Iran won’t benefit much from Venezuelan gasoline

Venezuela has agreed to export 20,000 barrels of gasoline per day to Iran. But Hugo Chavez is merely making a small deal with Iran to thumb his nose at the United States, writes Peter Eisner -- an exercise he and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad practice whenever they can.

Posted: September 9, 2009 11:40   Comments: 3
Venezuela and Iran strengthen political, business ties

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Venezuela and Iran strengthen political, business ties

Professor Fernando Coronil discusses this weekend's protests in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez's suspension of radio stations and the oil export deal that could undermine any new sanctions against Iran.

Posted: September 7, 2009 16:22   Comments: 5
Chavez continues whirlwind ‘tour of tyrannies’

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Chavez continues whirlwind ‘tour of tyrannies’

As Hugo Chavez makes his way from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, commentators evaluate his relationships with anti-American regimes. Yesterday, Chavez strengthened ties with Iran's Ahmadinejad by signing a new oil deal.

Posted: September 7, 2009 14:29   Comments: 1
Iran’s cabinet appointment angers Argentinians

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Iran’s cabinet appointment angers Argentinians

Lucia Newman of Al Jazeera English reports from Buenos Aires on the uproar that Iran's appointment of a potential terror suspect is creating in Argentina. The cabinet appointee is suspected of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in Argentine history fifteen years ago.

Posted: September 4, 2009 15:14   Comments: 6
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