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The world watches as President Obama takes office

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The world watches as President Obama takes office

As Barack Obama was sworn in on Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States, people around the world were glued to television sets and radios.

Posted: January 20, 2009 16:36   Comments: 0
India, China may boost President Bush’s legacy

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India, China may boost President Bush’s legacy

As President George W. Bush prepares to leave office, commentators and Bush himself have examined the legacy he will leave behind. Though Bush has suffered from low approval ratings within the United States, a handful of foreign countries may view him in a more favorable light.

Posted: January 16, 2009 23:49   Comments: 3
Week in review: George W. Bush’s legacy

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Week in review: George W. Bush’s legacy

As President George W. Bush prepares to leave office, Carla Robbins of The New York Times and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations discuss his legacy around the world.

Posted: January 16, 2009 17:36   Comments: 12
How Nicaraguans see the U.S.

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How Nicaraguans see the U.S.

Worldfocus special correspondent Lynn Sherr travels to Nicaragua to discuss baseball, U.S. relations and Barack Obama.

Posted: January 16, 2009 13:25   Comments: 2
Report shows political freedoms declining worldwide

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Report shows political freedoms declining worldwide

Political freedoms declined around the world in 2008 for the third year in a row, according to a report released on Tuesday by the human rights group Freedom House.

Posted: January 13, 2009 13:55   Comments: 0
Oil-rich countries brace for hardship as prices drop

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Oil-rich countries brace for hardship as prices drop

Daniel Yergin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power," discusses the future of oil prices, which dropped on Monday.

Posted: January 12, 2009 16:43   Comments: 0
Obama discusses drug war with Mexican president

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Obama discusses drug war with Mexican president

As President-elect Obama meets with Mexican leader Felipe Calderón, Carol Wise of the University of Southern California discusses how the incoming Obama administration can work to combat escalating drug violence in Mexico, which has impacted the U.S.

Posted: January 12, 2009 13:56   Comments: 1
Argentina is short-changed in financial crisis

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Argentina is short-changed in financial crisis

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Argentina's difficulty keeping small coins in circulation, which causes problems for citizens trying to do everything from riding the bus to washing laundry.

Posted: January 8, 2009 17:05   Comments: 1
Pride turns to fear in Mexican city known for narco culture

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Pride turns to fear in Mexican city known for narco culture

Worldfocus contributing bloggers write that as drug violence worsens, residents of Sinaloa -- the Mexican state where narcotics-related folklore was born -- are less welcoming towards the state's status.

Posted: January 7, 2009 15:37   Comments: 0
Reevaluating U.S.-Cuban relations on the anniversary of revolution

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Reevaluating U.S.-Cuban relations on the anniversary of revolution

The new year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, and Anthony DePalma of The New York Times discusses where Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations might be headed.

Posted: January 1, 2009 15:19   Comments: 0

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