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U.S. ponders normalized relations with Cuba

Interview

U.S. ponders normalized relations with Cuba

Though there have been some reforms in recent years, human rights activists say Cuba fundamentally remains a repressive state. Martin Savidge talks to Jose Moya of Barnard College talks about the state of press freedom and the economic embargo.

Posted: October 13, 2009 12:51   Comments: 39
No New York visit for critical Cuban blogger

In the Newsroom

No New York visit for critical Cuban blogger

Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano highlights the story of a Cuban blogger denied access to the U.S. Yoani Sanchez was supposed to travel to New York yesterday to receive Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the oldest international award in journalism.

Posted: October 13, 2009 07:55   Comments: 2
Obama is damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t

(blog) Nina Hachigian

Obama is damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t

Nina Hachigian argues that President Obama's foreign policy vision is worthy of international accolade because he's implementing a strategy that recognizes that nation states have to hang together in this world or suffer apart.

Posted: October 12, 2009 12:07   Comments: 6
The bowler hat: Born in Britain, perfected by Bolivia

Video

The bowler hat: Born in Britain, perfected by Bolivia

Worldfocus producer and correspondent Ivette Feliciano explores a fascinating fashion trend in Bolivia -- the bowler hat -- which has roots in Europe.

Posted: October 9, 2009 10:16   Comments: 2
T.R. Reid on ‘The Healing Of America’

Extended Interview

T.R. Reid on ‘The Healing Of America’

Author T.R. Reid -- in his quest to fix a broken shoulder -- goes around the world trying to find an affordable health care system. The veteran journalist went to five industrialized democracies looking for the ideal model for the U.S.

Posted: October 8, 2009 13:47   Comments: 6
Guatemala’s children languish from malnutrition

Signature Video

Guatemala’s children languish from malnutrition

Nearly half of the children in Guatemala are malnourished. Most suffer from chronic malnutrition, which means that while they are getting enough calories, their food is severely lacking in vitamins and protein. This poor nutrition affects not only their bodies, but their future.

Posted: October 8, 2009 12:17   Comments: 9
Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

In our weekly radio show, Martin Savidge explores the causes behind Guatemala's chronic malnutrition and escalating narco war. He hosts a panel of guests to discuss the remnants of war and genocide and land rights. Anita Isaacs, Stephen C. “Carlisle” Johnson and Samuel Lowenberg join the conversation. LISTEN NOW!

Posted: October 7, 2009 14:26   Comments: 9
No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

In the Newsroom

No daggerin’ on Jamaican TV and on Worldfocus

Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti shares why Worldfocus didn't air daggerin' images, addresses the realities of rampant violence and adolescent sex and explores how some Jamaican artists are singing more uplifting gospel Dancehall music.

Posted: October 2, 2009 15:27   Comments: 12
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

Video Blog

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

Worldfocus producer Channtal Fleischfresser reacts to the Olympic Committee's announcement. The decision makes Brazil the first South American country to host the Olympics.

Posted: October 2, 2009 10:56   Comments: 3
One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

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One island, two Jamaicas and a ‘whole heap’ of difference

A public debate erupted earlier this year when graphic Dancehall music lyrics and images were banned from Jamaica's airwaves. The public responses reveal the legacy of two Jamaicas dating back to the country's slave history, as correspondent Lisa Biagiotti reports.

Posted: October 1, 2009 17:17   Comments: 14

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