As many as 30,000 people were seized, disappeared and murdered during Argentina's "Dirty War." Peter Eisner praises the work of an Argentine photojournalist whose "Absences" series chronicles those who were snatched from life.
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President Barack Obama renewed the U.S. embargo with Cuba this week. As usual, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, Latin America is an afterthought in U.S. foreign policy planning.
Baltasar Garzón, Spain's most prominent jurist, has come under fire for investigating atrocities during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco three-quarters of a century ago, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.
Venezuela has agreed to export 20,000 barrels of gasoline per day to Iran. But Hugo Chavez is merely making a small deal with Iran to thumb his nose at the United States, writes Peter Eisner -- an exercise he and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad practice whenever they can.
The Argentine government contends that Iranian and Hezbollah agents were responsible for a 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. But the claim of Iranian responsibility has often been entangled with the political agendas of the U.S. and Argentina, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.
At the North American summit in Mexico, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to continue efforts to reduce U.S. demand for drugs, and to stem the illegal flow of guns across the southern border. But Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner argues that the promises are just words, and nothing will change.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shut down 34 private radio stations. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner criticizes the crackdown on free speech and media.
Many countries think that good health care is a right, not a privilege, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner -- and as a result, people don’t have to mortgage their lives when they get sick. Take China, for example, where a recent visit to the doctor cost about $1.
The need in Haiti -- where suffering goes along chronically, untreated and ignored -- requires new thinking and global commitment to change, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The U.S. must step up to the plate.
The United States has turned off the news ticker that was running across the U.S. interests section in Havana. But though that sign is off, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, there's no sign that the Obama administration plans to go much further than that to improve relations with Cuba.