In South Africa, the system of apartheid ended 15 years ago, and since then, many of the racial barriers have broken down. But though they may be equal on paper, many black South Africans still feel unequal due to continuing poverty.
Archive for February, 2009
Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the U.S. task force that is training Pakistani soldiers and the stepped-up drone attacks and U.S. presence in Pakistan.
Danny Boyle's feel-good love story "Slumdog Millionaire," set in Mumbai, won eight Oscars Sunday night. But the movie has faced some criticism in India.
In recent years, men from Taiwan left behind families to look for work on the Chinese mainland. Now, as the economic crisis deepens, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger, these men are headed back to Taiwan with empty pockets.
Next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, Worldfocus.org's radio show will explore anti-American Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and go behind the rise of the Latin American left. Ask your questions here.
Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the week's top stories: Shock waves in the global economy, the controversial peace plan between Pakistan and Taliban militants and more American troops headed to Afghanistan.
Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.
Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the hard-line Likud Party who has been asked by the president to form Israel’s next government and become its prime minister.
Clinton's Asia trip, Russian stocks and life in Haiti. Know your news? Take the quiz.