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Archive for April, 2009

U.S. lifts Cuban travel ban and commerce restrictions

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U.S. lifts Cuban travel ban and commerce restrictions

Following the announcement that some restrictions on travel and commerce will be eased between the United States and Cuba, Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses how these changes will impact the average Cuban, if more changes on the part of the U.S. are expected and if the U.S. will ask the Cuban government for changes.

Posted: April 14, 2009 15:23   Comments: 8
Iran and U.S. move closer to nuclear negotiations

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Iran and U.S. move closer to nuclear negotiations

To get Iran to come to the negotiating table for talks on its nuclear program, the United States is proposing a shift in strategy, including possibly dropping the requirement that Tehran shut down its nuclear facilities during the early phases of negotiations. David Sanger of The New York Times discusses the implications of this potential shift in U.S. policy.

Posted: April 14, 2009 14:28   Comments: 1
Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

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Women’s movement transforms post-war Liberia

For a 14-year period ending in 2003, Liberia struggled with a brutal civil war, a crippled economy and not much hope. That was until a women's movement started to take hold -- a movement that helped to drive a dictator from power and gave women the kind of opportunities they could never have dreamed of.

Posted: April 14, 2009 13:18   Comments: 5
U.S. and Egypt must mend ailing relationship

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U.S. and Egypt must mend ailing relationship

Jon Alterman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies examines the deteriorating relationship between the United States and Egypt and explores a better course for both countries.

Posted: April 14, 2009 09:54   Comments: 5
Small parties are big players in India’s upcoming elections

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Small parties are big players in India’s upcoming elections

India, the world’s largest democracy, is scheduled to begin its multi-stage parliamentary elections on April 16. Mahima Kaul, a freelance reporter based in Delhi, explains how India's political landscape has changed over the past several decades, as political support has fragmented and smaller parties have become more influential.

Posted: April 13, 2009 20:04   Comments: 3
Full Show: April 13, 2009

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Full Show: April 13, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, April 13: Piracy, protests in Thailand, Liberian national identity and a language of whistling.

Posted: April 13, 2009 16:35   Comments: 3
Liberia, “America’s stepchild,” searches for own identity

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Liberia, “America’s stepchild,” searches for own identity

Liberia, a small country in West Africa, has long and deep ties to America. The country, which became infamous in recent years for a bloody civil war, was settled by freed American slaves. Now, Liberia is trying to shape an identity it can call its own.

Posted: April 13, 2009 15:10   Comments: 7
Piracy threat lurks after rescue of American ship captain

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Piracy threat lurks after rescue of American ship captain

After the rescue of an American ship captain, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the continuing piracy problem and what can be done about it.

Posted: April 13, 2009 14:04   Comments: 3
U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

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U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

In a move that could represent a big breakthrough in Cuban-American relations, the U.S. has indicted 81-year-old Cuban exile Luis Posada, linked to deadly bombings in Cuba.

Posted: April 13, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
An impatient Liberia confronts high expectations, sacrifice

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An impatient Liberia confronts high expectations, sacrifice

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to Liberia, discusses the positive example set by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and some of the challenges faced by a country rebuilding since the aftermath of its second civil war.

Posted: April 13, 2009 12:37   Comments: 4

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