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All Posts Tagged With: "Peter Eisner"

High-powered Americans entangled in Honduras crisis

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High-powered Americans entangled in Honduras crisis

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.

Posted: July 24, 2009 10:57   Comments: 5
Tiny territory of Gibraltar has a colorful past and present

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Tiny territory of Gibraltar has a colorful past and present

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.

Posted: July 23, 2009 11:04   Comments: 2
Racial inequality and violence ignite passions in Brazil

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Racial inequality and violence ignite passions in Brazil

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.

Posted: July 22, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
Meat lovers mourn Argentina’s disappearing beef

Peter Eisner (blog)

Meat lovers mourn Argentina’s disappearing beef

The Argentine beef industry is in crisis, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. It appears that the proud country of the pampas may eventually have to start importing meat.

Posted: July 20, 2009 13:47   Comments: 3
U.S. keeps Mexican drug trafficking on the back burner

Peter Eisner (blog)

U.S. keeps Mexican drug trafficking on the back burner

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.

Posted: July 14, 2009 09:32   Comments: 0
Obama works to undo long legacy of damage in Russia

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Obama works to undo long legacy of damage in Russia

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.

Posted: July 10, 2009 08:34   Comments: 1
Impoverished Hondurans caught up in battle of political wills

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Impoverished Hondurans caught up in battle of political wills

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.

Posted: July 9, 2009 09:43   Comments: 3
Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

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Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

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.

Posted: July 3, 2009 12:07   Comments: 2
Poverty, corruption play into power struggle in Honduras

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Poverty, corruption play into power struggle in Honduras

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.

Posted: July 1, 2009 13:54   Comments: 6
Honduran coup tests U.S. take on democracy

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Honduran coup tests U.S. take on democracy

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?

Posted: June 29, 2009 10:52   Comments: 1

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