International politics have never been far from the surface of the presidential crisis in Honduras, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The military-backed interim government that seized power from ousted President Manuel Zelaya has enlisted the help of Washington elites.
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The self-governing British territory of Gibraltar has a colorful history, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The outcropping of rock was a strategic fortress for Britain and the Allies during World War II, and today remains a source of tension between Britain and Spain.
Questions of race and poverty raise difficult problems and passions in Brazil, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and the answers are never any more simple than they are in the United States.
As Mexican drug trafficking pushes along, the danger is evident, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. But Mexican officials don't want to hear it, and U.S. officials don't want to push the issue too far ahead toward the front burner.
One of President Obama's goals in his travels to Russia and the G-8 meeting in Italy this week was to undo damage done long ago by former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and to defuse the drive to war. If you're talking, you're not fighting.
As ideologues from inside and outside Honduras weigh in on the fate of the country's ousted leader, Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner hopes that one group — the millions of desperately poor people in Honduras — will somehow benefit in the end.
Argentina is in the grip of what seems to be a full-blown swine flu epidemic, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and there has been economic and political fallout following the country's recent congressional election.
Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner traces America's long and troubled history in Honduras and wonders if democratic elections are enough in a country plagued by corruption and poverty.
The elected president of Honduras, José Manuel Zelaya, was deposed on Sunday in a military coup. Since Zelaya is an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, asks Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, should the United States be supporting the deposed president or pleased that his policies have been derailed?