Angry with government restrictions on exports and desperate amid drought and the economic crisis, some farmers in Argentina are running for office in the country's upcoming congressional election. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the firestorm over agricultural policy. Cristian Harris, Marcelo Regunaga and Marie Trigona joined the conversation. Listen now.
Archive for June, 2009
A disease has swept through Chile's fishing industry, disrupting local economies. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the problems faced by Chile and global aquaculture.
Iran is holding a much-anticipated presidential election on Friday in which the current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being challenged by a more pro-Western reformer. Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discusses the election and what it may mean for the United States.
North Korea's capture and conviction of two American journalists couldn't have come at a worse time, writes Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge, as the U.S. tries to ensure their safe return while simultaneously pressing North Korea on nuclear containment.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Semhar Araia is an African analyst and consultant. He discusses the wishes of Darfuris and the goals of 19 African nations that met in Ethiopia to oppose the indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
A bombing in the Iraqi town of Bathaa on Wednesday was the latest in a series of attacks in recent weeks -- a wave of violence seen by many as an attempt to destabilize Iraq in advance of a drawback of American troops at the end of this month. John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security discusses the security situation.
Iran’s presidential election is set for Friday, and the race is heating up between the incumbent, Mahmound Ahmadinejad, and his rivals. Iranian youth are taking to the streets, and bloggers are vigorously discussing the candidates.