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Expectant mothers in Haiti cope with chaotic conditions

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Expectant mothers in Haiti cope with chaotic conditions

Each year, more than half a million women across the world die while giving birth, most of them from developing countries. In Haiti, the situation is desperate, as violence, political chaos and insufficient international aid have hampered even the most basic health care.

Posted: August 4, 2009 11:32   Comments: 1
Chavez shuts down dozens of Venezuelan radio stations

Peter Eisner (blog)

Chavez shuts down dozens of Venezuelan radio stations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut down 34 private radio stations. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner criticizes the crackdown on free speech and media.

Posted: August 4, 2009 07:04   Comments: 3
U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

Peter Eisner (blog)

U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

The need in Haiti -- where suffering goes along chronically, untreated and ignored -- requires new thinking and global commitment to change, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The U.S. must step up to the plate.

Posted: July 30, 2009 11:16   Comments: 14
U.S. turns off Havana news ticker, but Cubans await more

Peter Eisner (blog)

U.S. turns off Havana news ticker, but Cubans await more

The United States has turned off the news ticker that was running across the U.S. interests section in Havana. But though that sign is off, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, there's no sign that the Obama administration plans to go much further than that to improve relations with Cuba.

Posted: July 28, 2009 12:32   Comments: 3
High-powered Americans entangled in Honduras crisis

Peter Eisner (blog)

High-powered Americans entangled in Honduras crisis

International politics have never been far from the surface of the presidential crisis in Honduras, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The military-backed interim government that seized power from ousted President Manuel Zelaya has enlisted the help of Washington elites.

Posted: July 24, 2009 10:57   Comments: 5
Great power overdrive, from Beijing to Moscow to Delhi

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Great power overdrive, from Beijing to Moscow to Delhi

The Obama administration has been in overdrive building America's pivotal power relationships with China, Russia and now India, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian. But it's one thing to build these relationships -- and it is another for them to work.

Posted: July 23, 2009 09:34   Comments: 0
Racial inequality and violence ignite passions in Brazil

Peter Eisner (blog)

Racial inequality and violence ignite passions in Brazil

Questions of race and poverty raise difficult problems and passions in Brazil, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and the answers are never any more simple than they are in the United States.

Posted: July 22, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
Meat lovers mourn Argentina’s disappearing beef

Peter Eisner (blog)

Meat lovers mourn Argentina’s disappearing beef

The Argentine beef industry is in crisis, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. It appears that the proud country of the pampas may eventually have to start importing meat.

Posted: July 20, 2009 13:47   Comments: 3
Space race widens to include China, India and Japan

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Space race widens to include China, India and Japan

On Monday, the United States celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first moon walk. Since 1969, the space race has widened to include countries such as China, India and Japan. Asif Siddiqi of Fordham University discusses the future of space exploration for the international community.

Posted: July 20, 2009 13:24   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on media battles in Honduras

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Tune in: Online radio show on media battles in Honduras

Political upheaval continues in Honduras, after liberal leader Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup in late June. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the coup and how Latin America's media have become a political battleground. Sandra Cuffe, Daniel Duquenal and Silvio Waisbord join the conversation.

Posted: July 14, 2009 18:42   Comments: 6

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