Monday, January 30, 2012

Week Review: January 23 - January 29

A summary of what happened in the world over the last week.

The first free parliament in six decades got to work in Egypt one year after start of the revolution; UN criticism over the US detention facility of Guantanamo; Diplomatic tensions between France and Turkey over French bill, as well as between Argentina and the UK over the Falkland Islands; President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address; the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust; Israel/Palestinians peace talks; Lybia rebuilding challenges; pressure mounts on Iran over nuclear program and on Syria over continued violence and killing of civilians.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Haiti: two years after the earthquake

After two years from the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti and its people, the country is still in desperate conditions and it is becoming more and more evident that the international community has failed to keep its promises. And the reasons for this failure are, of course, hard to establish.