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News You Really Need To See: “India, Facing Climate Change, Also Desperately Needs More Energy”

“India, Facing Climate Change, Also Desperately Needs More Energy” The New York Times, November 11, 2015, p.B1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/11/business/economy/india-is-caught-in-a-climate-change-quandary.html?_r=0 “India is home to 30 percent of the world’s poorest, those living on less than $1.90 a day. Of the 1.3 billion … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Looting Machine,” The Book

May 31, 2015 by Darius  Africa’s mineral resources are arguably unmatched anywhere in the world: it holds 15% of the world’s crude oil reserves, 40% of its gold, 80% of its platinum, the world’s richest diamond mines, and massive deposits … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Honor Comes Late to Martyr for the Poor”

“Honor Comes Late to Martyr for the Poor” The New York Times, May 23, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/world/americas/honor-comes-late-tooscar-romero-a-martyr-for-the-poor.html “Thirty-five years after Óscar Romero, the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated with a single bullet as he said Mass in a … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Majority of Public School Students Now Living In Poverty”

“Majority of Public School Students Now Living In Poverty” The Washington Post, Jan. 17, 2015, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty/2015/01/15/df7171d0-9ce9-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html “For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Lonely War”

Jan. 10, 2015 by Darius Today I saw Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi talk about her recent book The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran.  Fathi’s book is partly personal memoir and partly broader insights about Iran’s … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Corruption As a Human Rights Issue

Jan. 4, 2015 by Darius The government of Equatorial Guinea on the west coast of Central Africa is among the most corrupt in the world.  Despite the fact that the country technically has Africa’s highest per-capita GDP, the vast majority of … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Malnutrition Hits Millions of Children in Yemen”

“Malnutrition Hits Millions of Children in Yemen” The New York Times, December 19, 2014, p.A6 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/19/world/middleeast/yemen-children-starve-as-government-weakens.html “Yemen is the most impoverished country in the Middle East, and among its grim distinctions is having one of the highest rates of child malnutrition … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Rage in Jerusalem”

“Rage in Jerusalem” London Review of Books, November 21, 2014 http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n23/nathan-thrall/rage-in-jerusalem “What the government of Israel calls its eternal, undivided capital is among the most precarious, divided cities in the world.  When it conquered the eastern part of Jerusalem and the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Will Uruguay Election Be One More ‘Win’ for Latin America’s Pink Tide?”

“Will Uruguay Election Be One More ‘Win’ for Latin America’s Pink Tide?” The Christian Science Monitor, November 29, 2014 http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2014/1129/Will-Uruguay-election-be-one-more-win-for-Latin-America-s-Pink-Tide “Sixteen years have passed since socialist Hugo Chávez was voted into power in Venezuela, marking the start of a political turn … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “America’s Youngest Outcasts”

Nov. 18, 2014 by Darius  America’s economy is slowly improving.  For some people.  There’s one important group that continues to become worse off, though: children.  According to a report released this week by the National Center on Family Homelessness, child … Continue reading

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