Author Wenguang Huang weighs in on how the Chinese government is responding to Monday's earthquakes and also takes the pulse of the Chinese economy. Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi could be banned from politics, and Panama releases an ex-CIA agent.
Each Thursday on our Global Activism segment we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. Sarah Antrim Cambium is the founder of the My Grandmother’s River Project, which aims to help the Naso, an indiginous community in Panama.
In the last two weeks, at least 14 young Iraqis who were perceived to be gay or part of the emo culture have been killed in Baghdad. Scott Long, a human rights fellow at Harvard Law School, tells Worldview why these kids have recently become the target of increased violence.
In 1994, the United States, Canada and Mexico implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At the time, proponents of the landmark agreement said NAFTA would create hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs in the U.S.
An ethnic group known as the Congos have lived in Panama for centuries. They’re the descendants of slaves, many of whom fled to isolated islands to escape Spanish rule. Throughout the years, Congos have managed to preserve their unique Afro-Panamanian identity.