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Archive for January, 2009

Morales victorious as Bolivians approve new consitution

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Morales victorious as Bolivians approve new consitution

In Latin America, voters in Bolivia have approved a new constitution, and with it, says the leftist president Evo Morales, Bolivians have "begun to reach true equality."

Posted: January 26, 2009 17:55   Comments: 1
Full Show: January 26, 2009

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Full Show: January 26, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, January 26: Gaza and Middle East update, Indian National Day, Pope Benedict XVI, Latin America, Obama and Russia, health care in Brazil, accordion in Afghanistan.

Posted: January 26, 2009 17:41   Comments: 16
Pope Benedict rehabilitates excommunicated bishops

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Pope Benedict rehabilitates excommunicated bishops

Terrence Tilley of Fordham University and the Catholic Theological Society of America discusses the motives and implications of the Pope's decision to rehabilitate several bishops, including one who has publicly denied the Holocaust.

Posted: January 26, 2009 17:41   Comments: 6
The simple pleasure of smoking water pipes in Gaza City

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The simple pleasure of smoking water pipes in Gaza City

A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Gaza writes about his discussions with Palestinians over a water pipe (also known as a "hookah" or "narghile"), a small outlet of pleasure in the war-torn region.

Posted: January 26, 2009 17:09   Comments: 2
Obama could see more cooperation with Russia

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Obama could see more cooperation with Russia

Angela Stent of Georgetown University discusses how President Barack Obama might deal with Russian leaders and his approach to the proposed missile shield in eastern Europe and cooperating with Russia to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Posted: January 26, 2009 16:15   Comments: 0
E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

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E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why few members of the European Union are eager to accomodate roughly 245 detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, though they expressed support for Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. facility.

Posted: January 26, 2009 15:49   Comments: 0
The highs and lows of universal health care in Brazil

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The highs and lows of universal health care in Brazil

In Brazil, health care is free. By law, everyone has a right to treatment, and as a result, infant mortality is down and life expectancy is up. But there are drawbacks -- offering so much has put a strain on the health system.

Posted: January 26, 2009 14:32   Comments: 10
Full Show: January 23, 2009

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Full Show: January 23, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, January 23: Week in review, British recession, world markets, Congo arrest, Zimbabwe, Japanese satellite, Middle East quality of life and the shoe phone.

Posted: January 23, 2009 19:15   Comments: 1
Congolese rebel leader is arrested in Rwanda

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Congolese rebel leader is arrested in Rwanda

Congolese rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda has been arrested in Rwanda, a country that had been accused of supporting him. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why Nkunda has lost the support of Rwanda's leaders.

Posted: January 23, 2009 17:14   Comments: 2
Week in review: China, special envoys and Guantánamo

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Week in review: China, special envoys and Guantánamo

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the new direction of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted: January 23, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3

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