Watch the show from Thursday, August 27: Israel on the threat posed by Iran, journalists barred from Sri Lanka, the loss of Edward Kennedy and pampered buffaloes in Italy.
Archive for August, 2009
As the tributes to late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy continue, nowhere beyond the U.S. is his death reverberating more than in Ireland. Author Malachy McCourt discuss why Kennedy and his family resonated with the Irish.
Last week, the Mexican government announced that it will no longer jail users of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Other countries in the region have taken similar steps. John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America discusses the trend.
In Mexico, a new law has been passed to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of narcotics including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD and crystal meth. A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the pros and cons of decriminalization.
Watch the show from Wednesday, August 26: Peace talks between Israel and the U.S., a visit to the Palestinian stock market, election results in Afghanistan and remembering Ted Kennedy around the world.
The U.S. budget deficit is increasing, and could reach $9 trillion over the next 10 years. C. Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics discusses the possibility of a fall in the value of the dollar.
PBS WIDE ANGLE's film "Once Upon a Coup" investigates the inner workings of a coup attempt in the tiny West African country of Equatorial Guinea. Discovery of a vast underwater oil reserve there caught the attention of the U.S., China and more.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell failed to reach an agreement about Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses prospects for a broader Middle East peace deal. Tell us what you think.