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Mexico's Birthday Blues: U.S. Border Security

Mexico’s Birthday Blues: U.S. Border Security

by on September 17 2010, 9:00AM

This summer, President Obama deployed 1,200 National Guard to patrol the border.

Topics: Global Affairs

In France and America, Bigotry Knows No Borders

In France and America, Bigotry Knows No Borders

by Michelle Chen on September 15 2010, 10:00AM

The French may not think much of Americans, but both countries’ governments share a singular antipathy for “outsiders.”

Topics: Global Affairs

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 10:00AM

Iraqi women are left holding up half the sky in the midst of a ravaged political and economic landscape.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, On Gender

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 2:11PM

“If someone is responsible, it’s me,” Castro told journalists.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

Wyclef Just Won't Face The Music

Wyclef Just Won’t Face The Music

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 26 2010, 4:14PM

Now he’s made a protest song to appeal to the masses.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

Wyclef Says His Troubled Haiti Campaign Isn't Done Yet

Wyclef Says His Troubled Haiti Campaign Isn’t Done Yet

by Jamilah King on August 20 2010, 10:09AM

Shady money dealings, and Haitian residency, become the candidate’s biggest roadblocks.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

U.S. Considers Lifting Cuban Travel Embargo Photo

U.S. Considers Lifting Cuban Travel Embargo

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on August 18 2010, 5:48PM

Here’s a peek at modern life in the country.

Topics: Global Affairs, Politics

Letter Urges French to Repay Haiti's

Letter Urges French to Repay Haiti’s “Independence Debt”

by Jamilah King on August 16 2010, 10:46AM

Activists claim France “extorted” the money, now estimated to be worth $22 billion.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

Naomi Campbell Defends Her Blood Diamond Testimony

Naomi Campbell Defends Her Blood Diamond Testimony

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 5:07PM

Still claims she didn’t know a thing about those “dirty looking stones.”

Topics: Global Affairs

Louisiana's Trafficked Filipino Teachers Take Recruiter to Court

Louisiana’s Trafficked Filipino Teachers Take Recruiter to Court

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 2:51PM

Faced intimidation and exorbitant fees, according to suit.

Topics: Global Affairs, Schools & Youth

Wyclef Can't Serenade Critics

Wyclef Can’t Serenade Critics

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 9 2010, 6:53PM

The stars have already weighed in on the singer’s run for office. Now we want your thoughts.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

by Daisy Hernandez on August 6 2010, 5:24PM

Obama sends the U.S. ambassador to mark the bombing’s 65th anniversary.

Topics: Global Affairs

Dispatch from Haiti: Wondering About Wyclef

Dispatch from Haiti: Wondering About Wyclef

by Ruxandra Guidi on August 6 2010, 2:05PM

The young voters “Clef” hopes to lead aren’t yet sure they can follow him—or any other politician.

Topics: Dispatches, Global Affairs, Haiti

Naomi Campbell Didn't Know What a Blood Diamond Was

Naomi Campbell Didn’t Know What a Blood Diamond Was

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 4:40PM

She also didn’t know what Liberia was, according to court testimony in the trial of the country’s former dictator.

Topics: Global Affairs

Wyclef's Serious About Haiti Presidential Bid

Wyclef’s Serious About Haiti Presidential Bid

by Jamilah King on August 4 2010, 3:09PM

He’s expected to announce tomorrow. Controversy to ensue shortly thereafter.

Topics: Global Affairs

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

by Michelle Chen on August 3 2010, 10:22AM

Just plaster a disfigured female victim on the cover, and presto—instant war morale!

Topics: Global Affairs, Media, On Gender

President Wyclef? Singer Considers New Haiti Campaign

President Wyclef? Singer Considers New Haiti Campaign

by Jamilah King on July 27 2010, 4:00PM

One of Haiti’s most beloved native sons is considering a run for the country’s often contentious top office. Representatives for Wyclef Jean, the former Fugees frontman who was born in the country but infamously grew up in Brooklyn, said in…

Topics: Global Affairs

IMF Cancels Haiti's $268 Million Debt

IMF Cancels Haiti’s $268 Million Debt

by Jamilah King on July 23 2010, 10:41AM

The move may allow the country to start the arduous process of long-term structural readjustment.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti

Asylum System May Open Door for Femicide Survivors

Asylum System May Open Door for Femicide Survivors

by Michelle Chen on July 21 2010, 9:02AM

A narrow window to humanitarian relief could be opening in the for survivors of femicide in the U.S. asylum system.

Topics: Global Affairs, On Gender

Passport Flap Keeps Iroquois Out of World Lacrosse Championships

Passport Flap Keeps Iroquois Out of World Lacrosse Championships

by Michelle Chen on July 17 2010, 6:31AM

The travel restrictions that barred the Iroquois team from a major tournament in England marked the limitations, and the vitality, of tribal sovereignty.

Topics: Global Affairs