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