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Uruguay makes summer Christmas white with polar bears

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Uruguay makes summer Christmas white with polar bears

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about celebrating the holidays in the sunny southern hemisphere.

Posted: December 25, 2008 08:30   Comments: 3
Obama’s role in prosecuting Guantánamo’s prisoners

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Obama’s role in prosecuting Guantánamo’s prisoners

Sarah Mendelson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the likelihood that Europe will resettle detainees from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo.

Posted: December 23, 2008 17:16   Comments: 3
December brings an assortment of holiday traditions

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December brings an assortment of holiday traditions

A number of religious and cultural events take place in December. Check out our chart on global holidays.

Posted: December 23, 2008 16:25   Comments: 0
Bush gives U.S. automakers time and money

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Bush gives U.S. automakers time and money

Roben Farzad, a senior writer at BusinessWeek, outlines the American automobile industry's 2009 prospects and discusses the effect of falling gas prices.

Posted: December 22, 2008 18:29   Comments: 0
Russian warships visit Cold War ally Cuba

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Russian warships visit Cold War ally Cuba

Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses Russian warships docking in Havana and potential changes to Cuba-U.S. relations under Barack Obama.

Posted: December 19, 2008 13:42   Comments: 3
Castro proposes prisoner swap with U.S.

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Castro proposes prisoner swap with U.S.

Cuban President Raul Castro has proposed a prisoner swap with the U.S., suggesting a trade of the "Cuban Five" for dissidents imprisoned in Cuba.

Posted: December 19, 2008 13:18   Comments: 1
Ponzi schemes strike in U.S., Russia and Colombia

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Ponzi schemes strike in U.S., Russia and Colombia

In the wake of the $50 billion Madoff fraud case, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about worldwide Ponzi schemes and their relationship to the global financial crisis.

Posted: December 18, 2008 13:50   Comments: 2
Mexico’s drug gangs top crime threat to U.S.

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Mexico’s drug gangs top crime threat to U.S.

Mexican drug trafficking organizations represent the "greatest organized crime threat" to the United States, according to a recent government report.

Posted: December 17, 2008 15:32   Comments: 2
FDA failures contribute to spread of contaminated drugs

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FDA failures contribute to spread of contaminated drugs

Since the 1930s, heparin has helped save the lives of millions of dialysis and surgery patients. Then, in 2006, Chinese suppliers of the drug’s basic material contaminated it with a mysterious ingredient. Patients began to die.

Posted: December 17, 2008 15:31   Comments: 12
Contaminated drug imports threaten Americans

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Contaminated drug imports threaten Americans

The majority of drugs in the U.S. contain ingredients that are produced overseas, often with no oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.

Posted: December 17, 2008 14:41   Comments: 2

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