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Ask an expert your questions on the H1N1 flu virus

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Ask an expert your questions on the H1N1 flu virus

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.

Posted: May 5, 2009 11:27   Comments: 8
People smugglers turn a profit on U.S.-Mexico border

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People smugglers turn a profit on U.S.-Mexico border

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.

Posted: May 1, 2009 09:40   Comments: 0
Science begins to come to grips with swine flu patterns

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Science begins to come to grips with swine flu patterns

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.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:16   Comments: 1
“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

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“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

As countries around the world debate over what to call "swine flu," Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about the disease name game.

Posted: April 30, 2009 08:57   Comments: 4
WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

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WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

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.

Posted: April 29, 2009 15:55   Comments: 0
Countries tighten borders as swine flu epidemic spreads

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Countries tighten borders as swine flu epidemic spreads

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.

Posted: April 28, 2009 15:16   Comments: 0
Countries prepare for the worst as swine flu spreads

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Countries prepare for the worst as swine flu spreads

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.

Posted: April 27, 2009 11:12   Comments: 0
Latin Americans keep politics out of the economy

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Latin Americans keep politics out of the economy

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 Arag√£o writes that in most Latin American countries, people seem to sift apart economic and political issues.

Posted: April 24, 2009 09:43   Comments: 0
No room for optimism in Mexico’s war on drugs

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No room for optimism in Mexico’s war on drugs

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.

Posted: April 15, 2009 10:01   Comments: 4
Week in review: Clinton in Mexico, Israel and the Taliban

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Week in review: Clinton in Mexico, Israel and the Taliban

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.

Posted: March 27, 2009 13:54   Comments: 2

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