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Archive for February, 2009

Anti-Americanism fades and business booms in Nicaragua

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Anti-Americanism fades and business booms in Nicaragua

Some Americans might not associate business with Nicaragua at all, as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega first came to power a generation ago with a militant anti-American message. But times change, and Nicaragua is now promoting itself as a business-friendly country.

Posted: February 3, 2009 11:05   Comments: 2
Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

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Moderate Islamist leader elected president of Somalia

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses Somalia's new leader, a moderate Islamist who was driven out of power by Ethiopian forces only a few years ago.

Posted: February 3, 2009 07:30   Comments: 1
Full Show: February 2, 2009

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Full Show: February 2, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, February 2: Iraq's provincial elections, upcoming Israeli elections, Chinese shoe-throwing, Taiwan and China, the economy and a musical discovery.

Posted: February 2, 2009 18:32   Comments: 0
“Slumdog” immigrant waits for U.S. Green Card lifeline

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“Slumdog” immigrant waits for U.S. Green Card lifeline

Rajeet Mohan is an Indian living in the U.S. on an H-1B visa. He shares his frustrating immigration experience and offers some solutions to retain and leverage highly-skilled immigrants in the U.S.

Posted: February 2, 2009 18:10   Comments: 56
China and Taiwan cope with decades of tension

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China and Taiwan cope with decades of tension

Last May, Ma Ying-jeou was sworn in as Taiwan's new president and promised to improve relations with mainland China after decades of tension. Worldfocus explores Taiwan's progressing relations with mainland China.

Posted: February 2, 2009 16:47   Comments: 21
Iraq supports ruling party in early election results

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Iraq supports ruling party in early election results

Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post and Mohamad Bazzi of New York University discuss the significance of this weekend's provincial elections in Iraq and compare them to past elections.

Posted: February 2, 2009 16:30   Comments: 0
Obama administration omits Kashmir from envoy’s mandate

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Obama administration omits Kashmir from envoy’s mandate

Worldfocus contributor Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din writes about the decision to remove the disputed region of Kashmir from U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's mandate, arguing that the move will have dangerous repercussions.

Posted: February 2, 2009 13:17   Comments: 6
Voters split as Israeli elections approach

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Voters split as Israeli elections approach

Alon Ben-Meir of New York University discusses Israel's upcoming parliamentary elections and and the future of U.S.-Israel relations.

Posted: February 2, 2009 12:32   Comments: 3

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