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Archive for February, 2010

The Turkish military under the ‘sledgehammer’

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The Turkish military under the ‘sledgehammer’

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil, who grew up in Turkey, shares her opinion about the recent detention of several high-profile Turkish military commanders. She argues it raises troubling questions about the role of the military in Turkey.

Posted: February 24, 2010 17:02   Comments: 10
Shopping for Syrian merchandise in Damascene bazaars

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Shopping for Syrian merchandise in Damascene bazaars

Cari Machet is a multimedia producer who has traveled extensively in the Middle East. Look at a slideshow of what she found on a recent trip to bazaars in Syria's capital city, including political merchandise that makes U.S. politicians look restrained.

Posted: February 24, 2010 16:52   Comments: 1
Relocated Nukak Indians face extinction in Colombia

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Relocated Nukak Indians face extinction in Colombia

The Nukak, an indigenous Colombian people living on the edge of the Amazon basin, only had their first official contact with the outside world in 1988. Since making contact, the Nukak have seen their numbers drop significantly and face the possible extinction of their culture.

Posted: February 24, 2010 16:39   Comments: 5
Worldfocus Radio: Rwanda as Regional Power

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Worldfocus Radio: Rwanda as Regional Power

Rwanda has come a long way since a horrific genocide 16 years ago resulted in the death of around 800,000 Tutsis, as well as "moderate" Hutus who opposed the genocidaires. The Rwandan leader is often seen as a model for the developing world. Martin Savidge hosts Stephen Kinzer and Noel Twagiramungu to discuss the issues.

Posted: February 24, 2010 14:57   Comments: 13
Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

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Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

Brazil's ruling Workers' Party (PT) nominated Dilma Roussef on Saturday, February 20, as its presidential candidate for the upcoming October 3 general election. Bloggers debate the implications for Lula's handpicked successor.

Posted: February 24, 2010 11:50   Comments: 0
Full Show: February 23, 2010

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Full Show: February 23, 2010

Watch the full show from Tuesday, February 23: the U.S. top commander in Afghanistan goes on Afghan TV to apologize for the latest deadly strike on civilians; new hope in Sudan, as the government and Darfur rebel leaders sign a truce; tensions soar once more over the Falklands; and, an Arctic circus changes lives.

Posted: February 23, 2010 18:18   Comments: 0
Top U.S. commander seeks forgiveness for civilian deaths

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Top U.S. commander seeks forgiveness for civilian deaths

General Stanley McChrystal made the unusual move of directly apologizing to the Afghan people on local television. He sought to control the damage in the aftermath of Sunday's deadly U.S. airstrike. For more, Martin Savidge speaks with Rick Nelson, and James Bays of Al Jazeera English interviews a Taliban commander about the Marjah offensive.

Posted: February 23, 2010 17:17   Comments: 8
In Canada’s Arctic, finding hope with the help of a circus

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In Canada’s Arctic, finding hope with the help of a circus

In the tiny Canadian Arctic town of Igloolik, where there are barely 1,500 inhabitants, around 5 young adults commit suicide every year. Filmmaker Linda Matchan, in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is documenting the efforts of a circus troupe there called Artcirq, formed to offer young people hope.

Posted: February 23, 2010 17:10   Comments: 4
Western hemisphere leaders challenge U.S. dominance

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Western hemisphere leaders challenge U.S. dominance

The dispute between Britain and Argentina over oil exploration in the Falkland Islands was just one of the topics on the agenda at a meeting today of Latin American leaders in Mexico. Thirty-two leaders from the Americas agreed to create a new regional cooperation organization. For more, Martin Savidge interviews Christopher Sabatini.

Posted: February 23, 2010 16:25   Comments: 52
An American bloc without its big players?

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An American bloc without its big players?

More than 30 heads of state met this week for a summit designed to create an alternative to the Organization of American States. The conference, however, has been overshadowed by a spat between Colombia's Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. Worldfocus looks at reactions from U.S. and Latin American writers.

Posted: February 23, 2010 16:22   Comments: 5

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