Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Worldview: Sectarian violence in Iraq, a Guatemalan dictator on trial and food aid April 30, 2013 WBEZ Worldview explores what's behind the latest violence in Iraq with Iraqi American Laith Saud. The trial of Rios Montt continues. Obama proposes changes in U.S. food aid policy.[View the story "Worldview: Sectarian violence in Iraq, a Guatemalan dictator on trial and food aid " on Storify]Worldview: Sectarian violence in Iraq, a Guatemalan dictator on trial and food aid Worldview explores what's behind the latest violence in Iraq with Iraqi American Laith Saud. The trial of Rios Montt continues. Obama proposes changes in U.S. food aid policy. Storified by · Tue, Apr 30 2013 09:33:59Growing violence in Iraq raises questions about the country's stabilitySectarian violencecontinues to rise in Iraq. On Monday alone at least 23 people were killed in aseries of car bombs in Shi’ite Muslim areas. The country’s speaker of parliamenthas called for early elections and suggested the current government shouldresign. Laith Saud, co-author of An Introduction to Islam for the 21st Century and a visiting professor at DePaul's Religious StudiesDepartment explains what’s behind the latest stream of violence.Deadly anti-government violence grips #Iraq hundreds dead and wounded ara.tv/gr929 pic.twitter.com/4CuOzKeh6EAl Arabiya EnglishClashes Carry Worries of a New Civil WarBAGHDAD - In the final days before the United States withdrew its troops from Iraq, American intelligence officers worried that a future ...Iraq prime minister Nouri Maliki warns of threat of sectarianism to Arab nations amid widespread violence bbc.in/1626G5fBBC News (World)On the ground in Guatemala: an update on former dictator's genocide trialAmong the deadliest periods of Guatemala’s 1960-1996 civil war was the reign of Efrain Rios Montt from 1982 to1983. Desperate to wipe out anti-government elements, Rios Montt sent soldiers to eliminate the ethnic Mayan population, who were seen as sympathetic to the rebels. Thousands of people were killed, raped or conscripted into government forces. He is the first former leader of a Latin American country to face such charges, and one of the few in the world. Journalist AllenNairn, who has been covering the trial in Guatemala, gives us an update.Inside Guatemala’s Supreme Court: prosecution table, awaiting word from Judge Barrios on whether trial will continue. http://pic.twitter.com/xuX7waeifRXeni JardinMajor changes in how U.S. sends food to developing countriesThe Obamaadministration wants to overhaul the way the U.S. delivers international foodaid. At the moment the law requires the food to be purchased from Americanfarmers. Eric Munoz, Senior Agriculture Policy Advisor for Oxfam America,weighs in on the proposed changes.Helping whom, exactly?IT IS the sad fate of American overseas food aid to occupy a policy "sweet spot", says Chris Barrett, an expert in the subject at Cornell...President's budget proposal supports key programs and pushes important reforms - Oxfam AmericaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International relief and development organization Oxfam America praised President Obama for putting his support beh... Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Worldview Elections in Pakistan, EcoMyths and violence in Nigeria Next post in Worldview Secret drones and a trip to Babel Med Music festival View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org How to survive a Chicago winter Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?