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All Posts Tagged With: "Peter Eisner"
Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the recent election of a conservative as president of Honduras. Eisner argues that low turnout is not as much of an issue as the election's legitimacy -- and whether or not it will be recognized by the international community.
Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about a latent conflict between Chile and Peru that has emerged at the recent Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore. Historically, relations between Chile and Peru have had their ups and downs, and the two countries are currently at odds over an espionage case.
Argentina has passed a new media law. Given President Fernández de Kirchner's notoriously icy relationship with the press, detractors call it as a ploy for the government to gain more control over the media. But supporters argue that it replaces a more regressive law that dates back to the era of Peron.
Peter Eisner blogs about why Honduras needs financial support, economic relief and social help. He contends that the U.S. and other nations should increase their foreign aid, since 50 percent of Honduras' 7.7 million people live below the poverty line -- and almost 40 percent are children.
Peter Eisner blogs about how La Valija (the suitcase) is turning into Argentina's version of Watergate. The scandal began with the August 2007 discovery that Guido Antonini, a Venezuelan-born American, was carrying a suitcase containing $800,000 when he landed at the Buenos Aires' airport.
Peter Eisner argues that the Nobel Prize applies pressure at a time when President Obama has big decisions to make – think Afghanistan, where the choices of troop involvement and fighting terrorism are monumental. It's a call to the U.S. – find the peaceful solution.
Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner is traveling in Greece and recounts his experience taking a relative to a hospital clinic -- one without a pay window or billing procedures. He compares Greek and American health care.
There is no sign of a quick resolution in the standoff between the de facto Honduran government and the deposed Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner and a contributor in Honduras describe the political climate in the country.