The Somali pirate leader known as“Big Mouth” announced earlier this month that he was giving up piracy anddisarming. That is just one indication of the big decline in pirate activity onthe Somali coast. U.S. State Department official Tom Kelly tells Worldview
aboutthe international effort he helped coordinate to defeat piracy in the region.Yusuf Maalin, head of the Somali Strategy Forum in Chicago, also joins thediscussion. He says some Somalis worry that ex-marauders may target locals andguest workers.
WGN reporter Randi Belisomo has apassion for bringing clean water to those in need. She has traveled with thenon-profit Living Water International to several locations, including Haiti,and just led a trip to El Salvador this past November. Worldview gets anupdate on her work.