Venezuela Responds to Attack on Gaza; Scandal Rocks Indian Stock Market

By Jonathan Adams Jan 07, 2009

Asian Immigrant Families Using Technology for Sons "Researchers are finding the first evidence that some Asian immigrant families are using U.S. medical technology to have sons instead of daughters, apparently acting on an age-old cultural prejudice that has led to high ratios of boys to girls in parts of China and India." San Jose Mercury News. Chavez Expels Israeli Ambassador Over Gaza Attack "Venezuela ordered the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and some embassy staff on Tuesday to protest Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip." CBS News. Satyam scandal rocks India "Just like the last thing an American economy reeling from recession needed was the $50-billion Madoff scandal, India’s slowing economy now has its equivalent scandal, sending its stock market down seven percent as of Wednesday." SAJA Forum. Two Charged in Seattle With Gay Immigration Fraud "A federal grand jury has charged two people in an alleged immigration fraud conspiracy, saying they advised straight immigrants to claim homosexuality – and potential persecution in their home countries – when they applied for political asylum." The Seattle Times.