A Pakistani-American writes that a lack of economic opportunities has led many Pakistani youths, including herself, to leave the country. Those too poor or who lack the connections to flee often turn to violence.
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Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about the ongoing violence instigated by street gangs in Guatemala. Approximately 33 bus drivers have been killed so far this year.
Following two recent attacks by Irish Republican Army splinter groups, Northern Ireland is on edge, fearing a return to violence. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the history of conflict in Northern Ireland as well as recent violence and life in the province today. Paul Arthur, Kevin Cullen and Honor Fagan join the conversation.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times discuss the week's top stories: Pakistani protests and the government's crackdown against its opponents, plans for a new strategy in Afghanistan and violence in Northern Ireland.
Sunday marked International Women’s Day, recognizing economic, political and social achievements of women. Amid celebrations worldwide, from Cameroon to Chile, there were also discussions of continuing gender-based violence and inequality.
A South African aid worker discusses Cape Town's immigrant dwellings in in camps on the outskirts of communities. She discusses strategies for assimilation with the South Africans who reject them.
Bangladesh's paramilitary group, the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), launched a revolt in their Dhaka headquarters on Wednesday. Frustrations mounted because of poor pay, rising food costs and the ever-expanding global economic crisis.
Daniel Markey of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the future of Pakistan's participation in the U.S. war on terror given the fallout from the massacre in Mumbai.