Stephen Morse of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discusses how he sees the H1N1 flu epidemic playing out over the next few months in Mexico, the U.S. and the world. Ask Professor Morse your questions about the virus here.
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Sacha Feinman of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting describes how people in Mexico go about hiring a "pollero," or people smuggler, to take them to the U.S., in what has become a big -- and dangerous -- business.
The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the number of confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide has now risen to at least 257. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the scientific community's attempts to pinpoint and fight the virus.
In response to the spread of swine flu, the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert from phase four to phase five -- one step short of a full-scale pandemic. Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the origins of the swine flu and how governments have responded.
On Monday, in reponse to a growing swine flu epidemic, the World Health Organization raised the pandemic alert level from three to four. Beyond Mexico, the United States and five other countries were dealing with confirmed cases of the flu. Martin Blaser of the New York University School of Medicine discusses the scope of the outbreak and how world governments are responding.
Governments the world over are racing to find and contain pockets of swine flu. Andrew Garrett of Columbia University discusses the threat posed by swine flu, how the disease spread from Mexico and how long it might be before it is brought under control.
The Latin American economy is expected to contract this year as countries face losses from declining exports, tourism and remittances. But while some world leaders have become political casualties of the economic crisis, blogger Thiago de Aragão writes that in most Latin American countries, people seem to sift apart economic and political issues.
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to venture to Mexico on Thursday for talks with President Felipe Calderon. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner argues that unless political leaders are willing to commit to real change and take the resulting flak, it will be impossible to alleviate Mexico's drug problem.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Deborah Amos of National Public Radio discuss the week's top stories: Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico, Israel's new government and prospects for peace and a troubling new report on ties between Pakistan's intelligence services and the Taliban.