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Archive for June, 2009

Honduran coup tests U.S. take on democracy

Peter Eisner (blog)

Honduran coup tests U.S. take on democracy

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?

Posted: June 29, 2009 10:52   Comments: 1
Kosovo refugees left lives behind at the border

In the Newsroom (blog)

Kosovo refugees left lives behind at the border

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.

Posted: June 29, 2009 10:29   Comments: 6
Full Show: June 26, 2009

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Full Show: June 26, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, June 26: Waging war in Pakistan and Somalia, security in Iraq, the German economy and Michael Jackson's death felt around the world.

Posted: June 26, 2009 18:30   Comments: 2
Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

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.

Posted: June 26, 2009 13:55   Comments: 2
Protests continue in Peru despite government concessions

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Protests continue in Peru despite government concessions

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.

Posted: June 26, 2009 12:47   Comments: 1
“Moonwalking” like Michael Jackson in Jerusalem

In the Newsroom (video)

“Moonwalking” like Michael Jackson in Jerusalem

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.

Posted: June 26, 2009 09:53   Comments: 2
Cuba provides free health care without the worry

Peter Eisner (blog)

Cuba provides free health care without the worry

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.

Posted: June 26, 2009 09:38   Comments: 33
Q&A: Ask your questions on Sudan, beyond Darfur

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Q&A: Ask your questions on Sudan, beyond Darfur

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.

Posted: June 25, 2009 20:49   Comments: 1
Full Show: June 25, 2009

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Full Show: June 25, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, June 25: Violence in Iraq, Amadinejad unloads on Obama, pollution in China and Vietnam's economic might.

Posted: June 25, 2009 18:39   Comments: 2
Two pieces of good news on defense

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Two pieces of good news on defense

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian comments on the F-22 aircraft and Kyrgyzstan's decision to allow America to continue to use the Manas air base critical to the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: June 25, 2009 16:15   Comments: 0

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