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Dispatch From El Salvador: Obama's Drug War Feels Eerily Familiar

Dispatch From El Salvador: Obama’s Drug War Feels Eerily Familiar

by Roberto Lovato on March 31 2011, 10:56AM

Salvadorans watch uneasily as a new leftist government militarizes daily life in the same way the old right-wing one did—only now, they hunt narcos instead of communists.

Topics: Dispatches, Drug War, Global Affairs

America's Grisly History Haunts Obama's El Salvador Visit

America’s Grisly History Haunts Obama’s El Salvador Visit

by Roberto Lovato on March 25 2011, 11:18AM

Many Salvadorans remain uneasy about a U.S. government that, for years, backed a murderous dictatorship.

Topics: Global Affairs

Aristide Returns to Haiti, Along With U.S. Deportees

Aristide Returns to Haiti, Along With U.S. Deportees

by Thoai Lu on March 22 2011, 4:50PM

The country limps toward recovery, while presidential election drama swirls in the air.

Topics: Global Affairs

What's With the Post-Earthquake Anti-Japanese Animus?

What’s With the Post-Earthquake Anti-Japanese Animus?

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2011, 3:52PM

From politicos to two-bit comedians and anonymous racists on Tumblr, it seems like everyone has lost their minds.

Topics: Global Affairs, Technology

At Least Some Find Reason to Celebrate in Haiti

At Least Some Find Reason to Celebrate in Haiti

by Thoai Lu on March 11 2011, 3:37PM

Country holds first Carnival festival since last year’s deadly quake.

Topics: Global Affairs

The Wave of Popular Uprisings Has Washed Beyond the Middle East

The Wave of Popular Uprisings Has Washed Beyond the Middle East

by Michelle Chen on February 28 2011, 10:28AM

From Zimbabwe to Madison, popular movements are looking for their own “trigger elements.”

Topics: Egypt, Global Affairs, Global Justice

Haitian Deportee Dies After Cholera Symptoms

Haitian Deportee Dies After Cholera Symptoms

by Jamilah King on February 7 2011, 12:37PM

Wildrick Guerrier, 34, was reportedly healthy until he was stuck with 17 other men in a Haitian jail cell.

Topics: Global Affairs

Egypt's Uprising Forces a New American View of the

Egypt’s Uprising Forces a New American View of the “Arab Street”

by Michelle Chen on February 2 2011, 10:23AM

We now see people who demand freedom, rather than a scary “other” challenging our own.

Topics: Egypt, Global Affairs, Global Justice

South Sudan Votes to Secede--Now What?

South Sudan Votes to Secede—Now What?

by Kai Wright on January 31 2011, 9:30AM

Check out Farid Farid’s Colorlines essay asking just that question, at the voting’s outset.

Topics: Global Affairs, Kai Wright

Uganda Gay Kill:

Uganda Gay Kill: “U.S. Evangelicals Must Take Responsibility”

by Kai Wright on January 27 2011, 3:40PM

A prominent LGBT human rights advocate is beaten to death; friends and colleagues say its part of hateful climate U.S. right brought to Uganda.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, Kai Wright

U.S. Resumes Deportations to Troubled Haiti

U.S. Resumes Deportations to Troubled Haiti

by Jamilah King on January 24 2011, 4:12PM

Still no word on whether the U.S. will extend the deadline for Temporary Protective Status.

Topics: Global Affairs

Poet Susana Chavez's Death Sparks Outrage in Juarez

Poet Susana Chavez’s Death Sparks Outrage in Juarez

by Jamilah King on January 14 2011, 2:56PM

Her death has reignited suspicions about why the deaths of over 500 women in the region have gone unsolved.

Topics: Global Affairs

U.S. Set to Resume Deportations to Haiti

U.S. Set to Resume Deportations to Haiti

by Seth Freed Wessler on January 14 2011, 11:30AM

And the situation’s worse for people with even minor criminal convictions.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

Haiti's Remarkable HIV Turnaround May Be Undone by Earthquake

Haiti’s Remarkable HIV Turnaround May Be Undone by Earthquake

by Rod McCullom on January 12 2011, 3:17PM

Global health watchers worry the island’s epidemic is exploding anew as the recovery drags on.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti, Health

Hoping for Peace as South Sudan Set to be World's Newest Country

Hoping for Peace as South Sudan Set to be World’s Newest Country

by Farid Farid on January 11 2011, 10:27AM

After the euphoria of independence, the real struggle is to make sure things don’t fall apart

Topics: Global Affairs

Good Intentions Haven't Done Much For Haiti

Good Intentions Haven’t Done Much For Haiti

by Jamilah King on December 13 2010, 4:43PM

Joe Mozingo at the Los Angeles Times reports that foreign aid workers do more harm than good.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

Haitian Election Drama Could Spill Into Next Year

Haitian Election Drama Could Spill Into Next Year

by Jamilah King on December 1 2010, 12:55PM

How much have international aid efforts hurt the country’s slow recovery?

Topics: Global Affairs

Haitian Protestors Clash With U.N. Troops Over Cholera Outbreak

Haitian Protestors Clash With U.N. Troops Over Cholera Outbreak

by Jamilah King on November 17 2010, 12:43PM

Angry residents call U.N. presence an “occupation.”

Topics: Global Affairs

Haitian Elections Continue Amid Disaster, Cholera

Haitian Elections Continue Amid Disaster, Cholera

by Jamilah King on November 12 2010, 1:29PM

The United Nations recently made an international appeal for $163 million in aid.

Topics: Global Affairs

Wyclef Ends Presidential Bid, Plans Next Album

Wyclef Ends Presidential Bid, Plans Next Album

by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 10:15AM

The singer’s troubled campaign is finally over.

Topics: Global Affairs