Colombia’s drug-fueled guerrilla war has gone on for nearly half a century. The last round of peace talks fell apart 10 years ago. But now the Colombian government seems willing to try again. The two sides have been meeting in Cuba and may soon start formal peace negotiations. John Otis has the story.
We are looking for signs of the former inhabitants of an abandoned town on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast who had hoped to build the hemisphere’s first trans-oceanic canal.
For the Global Hit Tuesday, we are featuring music from a young lady named Hope Masike. Masike is a Zimbabwean artist whose gliding Afro-jazz makes use of her skills on the traditional African thumb piano, the mbira.
After my interview with author Noo Saro-Wiwa, I asked her about her family’s lawsuits that they brought against Royal Dutch Shell in 1996 [...]
A few months ago, it was impossible to move around Port-au-Prince unaware of the thousands of families still homeless after the January 2010 earthquake [...]
Here are some of the stories we’re thinking about this morning through a selection of tweets from The World’s newsroom, Monday August 27.
Haiti picks up the pieces after a direct hit from Tropical Storm Isaac. Also, the son of former Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev remembers Neil Armstrong. Those stories and more Monday on The World.
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to land somewhere between Florida and Louisiana late Tuesday. It’s weakening somewhat, which is good news for those attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Still, it hit Haiti pretty hard over the weekend. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World’s Amy Bracken who is in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, says his father saw astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Moon landing as a great achievement for mankind.
There was a time when the US was an undisputed leader in cars. Classic American cars are often coveted around the world. Few places are as ga-ga about American automobiles as Sweden. Reporter Angela Bass has the story from Rättvik.
Ethiopia is mourning the death of prime minister Meles Zenawi. He ruled the west African nation for two decades. His administration was one of America’s staunchest allies in the continent. But now there are concerns that his passing could leave a power vacuum.
Noo Saro-Wiwa is the daughter of slain Nigerian writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. She tells host Marco Werman about her difficult journey to bury her father’s bones in his homeland, a trip that inspired her new book, “Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria.”
Immigration policy continues to be a thorny issue for Republicans hoping to project unity this week, says Valeria Fernández, a correspondent from the journalism project Feet in 2 Worlds. Fernández is at the GOP Convention in Tampa, Florida. She says Republicans there are adopting the tough-on-immigration platform of the state of Arizona, while at the same time advocating a guest worker program that addresses the needs of business owners.
Shannon Young reports on how residents of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas rely on Texas news outlets for information on the drug violence sweeping their communities. Many local Mexican news organizations no longer cover the violence, out of fear or extortion by the cartels. Texas reporters are filling the void, increasing their Spanish-language output on the web, and getting tips from residents south of the border.