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March 2009

Missile Measures

March 31, 2009 // Joong Ang Daily - South Korea

the North Korean rocket is not a threat since it would not reach U.S. territory. But how about South Korea?

U.S. Portrait of Mexico

March 31, 2009 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

I returned from the United States (U.S.) with a concern: that country’s television coverage of Mexico. During my trip, I watched several reports on television networks and news channels. In all of them, I observed coverage that is alarmist, strident, unbalanced and lacking in subtlety. Clearly, all the stories I [Read more]

Gaza Aid Prevented by U.S.

March 31, 2009 // Klassekampen - Norway - Norwegian

The United States (U.S.) Patriot Act is preventing Save The Children Norway from rebuilding schools in Gaza. The organization is in despair. "We are allowed to distribute emergency rations, such as food and water, but systematic relief efforts and rebuilding is blocked", according to Bjørn Lindgren, Save The [Read more]

Opel’s Moment of Truth

March 31, 2009 // Die Welt - Germany - German

Rick Wagoner’s successor, Fritz Henderson, means there’s a glimmer of hope for General Motors’ daughter, Opel. The U.S. government has just raised the survival stakes for struggling automakers, GM and Chrysler. The way General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner was more or less run out of office by the government shows [Read more]

Acting with Dignity

March 31, 2009 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

If there are groups operating here who introduce drugs onto American soil and others there distributing it, it is worth asking why the United States has not declared a corresponding war against drug trafficking.

General Motors – Delay of the Game

March 31, 2009 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

<b>“Fish begin stinking from the head” is a term often heard when CEOs have to clean out their desks and leave. Barack Obama’s justification for forcing Rick Wagoner to leave General Motors is that the failing carmaker had to restructure in order to survive.</b> Actually, Wagoner falls more into the category [Read more]

No Silver Bullet

March 31, 2009 // Neues Deutschland - Germany - German

Have they found a silver bullet for Afghanistan? If you listen to the reactions coming from Berlin and Kabul concerning the new U.S. strategy in the Hindu Kush, you might be tempted to answer yes. Starting today, representatives from more than 70 nations are meeting under the auspices of the United Nations to take [Read more]
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