The elected president of Honduras, José Manuel Zelaya, was deposed on Sunday in a military coup. Since Zelaya is an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, asks Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, should the United States be supporting the deposed president or pleased that his policies have been derailed?
Archive for June, 2009
Thousands died in the 1998-99 Kosovo war between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, and Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge recalls his experience reporting on the Albanian border as Kosovars fled the conflict, losing their homes and lives as they walked a mere 139 steps.
Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week's top stories: As the post-election protests wind down in Iran, the authorities seem to be getting their way, while in Iraq, a new round of violence is sweeping the country as American troops pull back.
In a victory for indigenous protesters, Peru overturned two controversial laws intended to open the Amazon rainforest to foreign investors. But demonstrations have continued around the country. Reporter Terry Wade joined Worldfocus from Lima to discuss the social unrest in Peru and its lasting implications for the country's economy and political landscape.
Michael Jackson's death brought out a chorus of grief from across the globe. Worldfocus producers grew up listening to his music from their homes around the world -- from Jerusalem to Addis Ababa -- and share their recollections of this truly global star.
Apropos of the current health care debate in the United States: What happens when a government you happen not to approve of does some good things? The case in point is Cuba, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, where the level of health care is startling.
Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explores rising tensions in South Sudan, the site of a two-decade civil war between the Muslim north and mostly Christian south. As post-war violence mounts and threatens the region's fragile peace, South Sudan may become more deadly than Darfur. Jen Marlowe, Eric Reeves and Sunday Taabu join the conversation.