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U.S. tightens border security as Clinton heads to Mexico

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U.S. tightens border security as Clinton heads to Mexico

Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico and the newly-announced initiative to increase security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted: March 25, 2009 14:54   Comments: 4
Obama must play to strengths rather than crises abroad

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Obama must play to strengths rather than crises abroad

Leslie H. Gelb, the president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of "Power Rules," discusses his belief that major conflicts like that in Afghanistan should not be the focus of President Obama's foreign policy.

Posted: March 24, 2009 12:09   Comments: 0
Obama to sign United Nations gay rights declaration

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Obama to sign United Nations gay rights declaration

In a staunch reversal from the prior administration, Barack Obama will sign a nonbinding United Nations declaration decriminalizing homosexuality. Sixty-six of the 192 United Nations member countries signed the resolution, but 70 members outlaw homosexuality and it carries the dealth penalty in seven nations.

Posted: March 20, 2009 10:03   Comments: 2
Forced out of Mexico’s parks, street kids turn to prostitution

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Forced out of Mexico’s parks, street kids turn to prostitution

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that a "zero tolerance" policy intended to curb crime in Mexico has forced some street children into prostitution.

Posted: March 19, 2009 09:20   Comments: 4
A fiancée boards U.S.-bound plane, leaving Cuba for good

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A fiancée boards U.S.-bound plane, leaving Cuba for good

Knowing full well that they may never return to their homeland due to U.S. travel restrictions, some young Cubans are nonetheless leaving behind loved ones and heading to the U.S.

Posted: March 17, 2009 11:52   Comments: 4
El Salvador veers left in presidential election

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El Salvador veers left in presidential election

After 20 years of conservative rule by the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance party, El Salvador elected leftist Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front on Sunday.

Posted: March 16, 2009 14:43   Comments: 0
U.S. dependency grows as El Salvador heads to the polls

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U.S. dependency grows as El Salvador heads to the polls

As El Salvador prepares for its presidential election on Sunday, debate is swirling over whether the country will make a left turn and elect Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about U.S. influence on the election.

Posted: March 13, 2009 09:18   Comments: 3
From pop culture to Obama, how Cubans see the U.S.

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From pop culture to Obama, how Cubans see the U.S.

Despite years of ill will between the U.S. and Cuban governments, many Cubans still have fond feelings for America -- and look forward to changing relations under U.S. President Barack Obama.

Posted: March 11, 2009 20:32   Comments: 2
Cuba embraces Obama and clamors to end the embargo

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Cuba embraces Obama and clamors to end the embargo

President of the National Assembly of Cuba Ricardo Alarcón gives his thoughts on U.S.-Cuba relations and advocates an end to the embargo.

Posted: March 11, 2009 19:08   Comments: 5
Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

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Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

The change in leadership from Fidel to Raúl Castro has allowed for increased political expression in Cuba. Watch members of rap group Anonimo Consejo explain their role in the Cuban hip-hop movement and rehearse their song "Liberate."

Posted: March 10, 2009 20:05   Comments: 6

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