All Articles on World

Views
The War on Drugs is Lost
SAO PAULO—The war on drugs is a lost war, and 2011 is the time to move away from a punitive approach in order to pursue a new set of policies based on public health, human rights and common sense. These are the core findings of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy that I convened,...
Read more
News
Hundreds Dead in Brazil Floods
Floods and landslides have devastated towns in a mountainous area near Rio de Janeiro, killing more than 330 people, according to local media. Survivors of mudslides in mountain towns north of Rio recounted, on Thursday, the horrors of watching homes swept away by walls of earth and water and of...
Read more
Views
Million Plus Remain Homeless and Displaced in Haiti: One Year After Quake
One year after the January 12, 2010 earthquake, more than a million people remain homeless in Haiti. Homemade shelters and tents are everywhere in Port au Prince. People are living under plastic tarps or sheets in concrete parks, up to the edge of major streets, in the side streets, behind...
Read more
News
Dilma Roussef, Brazil's First Female President, Vows War on Poverty
BRASILIA, Brazil - Left-wing economist Dilma Rousseff, 63, was inaugurated Saturday as the first female president of Brazil, succeeding her popular mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. In her inaugural address in the building that houses the lower house of the Brazilian Congress in the capital,...
Read more
Views
Obama Admin Takes Aim at China’s Renewable-Energy Subsidies
Last week, in a move that pits American labor against China's green-technology industry, the Obama administration filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over China's wind-power subsidies. The U.S. move challenges China's rapid growth in the renewable-energy market, and also throws the...
Read more
News
WikiLeaks Cables Detail Fidel Castro's Doomed Love for Obama
Dispatches chart Cuban leader's obsession with US president, from admiration to eventual sense of betrayal
Read more
News
Red Cross Briefed US on Indian 'Torture' in Kashmir: Cables
NEW DELHI - The International Committee of the Red Cross provided US diplomats in 2005 with evidence of the systematic use of torture by Indian security forces in Kashmir, leaked US diplomatic cables revealed Friday. In a confidential briefing, the ICRC told the diplomats of 177 visits it had made...
Read more
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani. News
Pakistani Ambassador Unknowingly Hosted Neocon Fundraiser
WASHINGTON - Amid putting on a two-and-a-half day conference focused on escalating measures against Iran, a neoconservative think-tank held a fundraiser at the residence of Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., according to an IPS investigation. The embassy said the think tank, the Foundation for...
Read more
News
WikiLeaks Server Goes Down, Swiss Say
GENEVA -- WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange turned increasingly to Switzerland on Sunday, dodging a barrage of threats online and in the real world to keep access to a trove of U.S. State Department cables under a Swiss Web address. The elusive founder of the website WikiLeaks said he faced "...
Read more
Views
British Government’s Guantánamo Guilt
And the Urgent Need for Shaker Aamer’s Return
Read more

Pages