The impact of the massive earthquake on Chile’s wine industry has become more clear in recent days, and it is significant, though not as bad as some had feared. Worldfocus Consulting Producer Edward Deitch explains.
The Netherlands today held municipal elections in hundreds of cities and towns across the country. The Freedom Party, a populist, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigration party led by Geert Wilders, ran in just two of those elections. In one city, it came in first, and in the other city, the Hague, it came in second. The party wants to outlaw Muslim headscarves in Holland.
Even as Iraq prepares for elections, there were three separate suicide bombings in the northeastern provincial capital of Baqouba today that killed at least 30 people. For more on the violence and the upcoming elections, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at the Century Foundation. And Anita McNaught reports for Al Jazeera English.
Arab foreign ministers from 14 nations meeting in Cairo gave Palestinian President Abbas four months to pursue indirect negotiations with Israel. An Israeli government spokesman welcomed the news, saying he hoped Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would resume soon. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Daniel Levy.
Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that many commentators are questioning America's place in the world. But, she argues, while the economic situation may appear bleak now, Americans should step back from the ledge and look at the big picture. She offers 10 things to remember about the U.S. and its supposed decline.
The Greek government has imposed new austerity measures, including raising sales taxes and cutting pay for civil servants, to help fix its budgetary crisis. For more on the impact of this major financial issue in the eurozone, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Peter Coy, the economics editor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek. And our German partner Deutsche Welle reports.
A small island archipelago in the South Atlantic recently made it back into the headlines. Known as the Falkland Islands and in Spanish as Las Malvinas, we look at why this little-known place brought two nations to war in 1982 -- a conflict that threatens to reignite. Martin Savidge hosts Juanita Brock of the Falkland Islands News Network and Professor Maria Victoria Murillo.
Worldfocus partner World Pulse is a media enterprise covering global issues through the eyes of women. Zimbabwean blogger Gertrude Pswarayi shares the story of a gay Zimbabwean woman who lives in fear that her sexual identity will be discovered.
The Ushahidi crisis mapping site, which recently collated information from Haitian earthquake victims, has set up a sister site to aggregate similar data from Chile. And, listen to an audio interview from Concepción with journalist Annie Murphy.
Worldfocus associate producer Mohammad Al-Kassim spent five days in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince one month after the devastating earthquake there. He met a Canadian volunteer who has fallen in love with a young boy in her care.