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Hurricanes raze Haitian infrastructure; second school falls

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Hurricanes raze Haitian infrastructure; second school falls

A school partially collapsed in Haiti today, the second in a week. After suffering four hurricanes in the space of a month, Haitian infrastructure is in decay.

Posted: November 12, 2008 23:00   Comments: 0
Falling oil prices impact Canada and Mexico

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Falling oil prices impact Canada and Mexico

Oil price expert Andy Lipow discusses the impact of lower oil prices on Canada and Mexico.

Posted: November 12, 2008 16:23   Comments: 0
India to open medical facility in Mexico

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India to open medical facility in Mexico

An Indian hospital group announced plans to set up facilities in Mexico that will treat patients from the U.S.

Posted: November 12, 2008 16:22   Comments: 0
Mexican foreign investment hurt by drug violence

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Mexican foreign investment hurt by drug violence

Erika de la Garza of Rice University discusses the effect of drug violence on investment in Mexico and U.S. involvement in Central America.

Posted: November 12, 2008 13:36   Comments: 2
World salutes 90th anniversary of World War I

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World salutes 90th anniversary of World War I

It goes by many names -- Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day and even Independence Day in some countries -- but every November, nations around the world commemorate those who have served in the the military and particularly in World War I.

Posted: November 11, 2008 11:51   Comments: 0
Historic elections not “only in America”

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Historic elections not “only in America”

A Worldfocus contributing blogger takes issue with the notion that Barack Obama's election could happen "only in America," pointing to several historic elections in Latin America.

Posted: November 7, 2008 23:59   Comments: 1
Brazil Today: Religion, ethanol and roads

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Brazil Today: Religion, ethanol and roads

"Brazil Today" is a series that explores Brazil's spiking conversion to Pentecostalism, its pioneering path toward energy independence and its improving - but expensive - roadways.

Posted: November 7, 2008 23:55   Comments: 4
Africans desire new strategic relationship with U.S.

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Africans desire new strategic relationship with U.S.

Sarjoh Bah of New York University's Center on International Cooperation discusses opportunities for the U.S. to strengthen its ties with Africa.

Posted: November 6, 2008 17:52   Comments: 1
Drug-fighting Mexican leader killed in plane crash

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Drug-fighting Mexican leader killed in plane crash

Sara Miller Llana of The Christian Science Monitor and a Worldfocus contributing blogger discuss a plane crash that killed Juan Camilo MouriƱo, a prominent figure in Mexico's battle against drug cartels.

Posted: November 6, 2008 17:44   Comments: 0
Despite elation, Obama faces grim economy

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Despite elation, Obama faces grim economy

The historic U.S. election of Barack Obama did not inject the same elation into the sobering economic environment.

Posted: November 6, 2008 17:01   Comments: 0

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