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Daljit Dhaliwal To Take Over As Anchor Of PBS' "Worldfocus"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Daljit Dhaliwal has been named anchor of PBS' "Worldfocus." Dhaliwal will replace Martin Savidge, who will return to the field and remain on the progr...

Lebanon: Sexual Attitudes Shifting As Country Assumes New Identity (VIDEO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From the Arab world's first gay rights demonstration to wild parties to a new graphic magazine, sexual attitudes are changing in Beirut. For a count...

Cuban Baseball Played For The Love Of The Game (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss improving relations, amid speculation that the U.S. is rea...

Guatemala Bus Drivers Targeted By Gangs

WorldFocus | Samuel Loewenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a country as bloody as Guatemala, the last two weeks have stood out. In the last several years, bus drivers have became targets for street gangs ...

Cuban Hip-Hop Protests Racism And Injustice (VIDEO)

Worldfocus | Peter Eisner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For the Worldfocus signature story "Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba," Worldfocus correspondent Peter Eisner spoke with both...

US Missing Out On Cuban Business Opportunities (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Peter Eisner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For 47 years, the United States has imposed a trade embargo against communist Cuba. And in recent years, former President Bush made it harder to tra...

Gaza Destruction, Rebuilding: Send Us Your Videos

Talk to US | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Talk to US

In partnership with Ground Report and WorldFocus, our Talk to US initiative asks web users around the world to share perspectives on international new...

Tijuana: Gangsters Spill Blood, Spread Fear (VIDEO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During the last year, more than 6,000 people have been murdered in Mexico's drug wars, more than 700 of them in Tijuana alone. Teodoro Eduardo Garc...

South African Immigrants Face Hostility, Xenophobia (VIDEO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last year, waves of attacks on immigrants swept through South Africa. Now those same immigrants are caught between violence in a country that wants ...

Behind President Hugo Chavez (AUDIO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuelans recently voted for a referendum to end term limits, which could potentially extend President Hugo Chávez's term indefinitely. Chávez i...

Talk To US: How Has The Recession Affected Your Family?

Talk to US | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Talk to US

The financial crisis has had a profound effect on communities around the world. The International Labor Organization says worldwide job losses could r...

Dirt Poor Haitians Eat Mud Cookies To Survive

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The small island nation of Haiti relies heavily on food imports, but with prices soaring, some Haitians are resorting to eating mud. The cookies --...

China Deepens Ties With Africa (AUDIO)

WorldFocus | Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chinese President Hu Jintao ended his tour of four African nations this week, having promised to deepen ties with the continent. A lot of chatter ...

Dan Rather On Afghanistan: Success Depends On "Soft Power" (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is dealing with the expanding war in Afghanistan, violence in neighboring Pakistan and militants on both sides of the Afghan-...

Israeli Society Redefined By Immigrants, Various Religions (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel is commonly referred to as the Jewish state, but the label may not capture Israel's rapidly changing demographics. A wave of immigration over...

Reverse Brain Drain: Talented Immigrants Leave US, Take Skills With Them (LISTEN)

WorldFocus | Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though the U.S. has often been called the "land of opportunity," the country is losing some of its top minds to companies overseas. In a phenomenon...

Obama And Cuba: How Will US-Cuban Relations Change (LISTEN)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jan. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, when the nation's U.S.-backed government was overthrown and Fidel Castro took power. A f...

Oprah Brings Taboo Topics To The Middle East (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Satellite television has reached even conservative parts of the Arab world, where hundreds of programs are now available. The Middle East's MBC-4 be...

Somalia Crisis: What Can Be Done (LISTEN)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the worsening situation in Somalia, taking a look beyond the pirate frenzy offshore and examining the caus...

Agent Orange Devastates Generations Of Vietnamese (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam in an attempt to remove the jungle used ...

Vietnam Pushing To Become Capitalist Powerhouse (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the U.S., Vietnam has been largely out of public view in the three decades since the war. But during that time, Vietnam has gone through remarkab...

Congo: Rape As A Weapon Of War

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

War has raged through the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade -- it has been called the deadliest conflict since World War II. The ...

Martin Savidge's "Worldfocus" Replaces "BBC World News" On Some PBS Stations

New York Times | Elizabeth Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For 10 years, the BBC has largely had to itself the American market for television news that is not United States-centric, thanks to its distribution ...

Martin Savidge, NBC News Correspondent, Leaving Network For Public Television Show "Worldfocus"

New York Times | Elizabeth Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The correspondent Martin Savidge is leaving NBC News for public television, where he is to become the anchor of a new weeknight broadcast that will fo...