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International Affairs

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. For more information on NAM's coverage on these issues, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Countering the Talibans Militancy in Pakistans Tribal Areas

New America Media, News Analysis, The International Crisis Group, Oct 22, 2009

Without political reforms, Pakistan's military campaign against Taliban forces in the tribal regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan won't succeed, and the casualties will continue as hundreds of thousands of people are being displaced by the violence, according to a new report from the International Crisis Group.

Mexico 2012: Return of the PRI

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Oct 21, 2009

Last weekend's elections in Mexico were another sign of a possible 2012 comeback for the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

Afghanistan

America Has Yet to Grasp the Cost of Losing in Afghanistan

Pakistanlink, Opinion, Dr Akbar S. Ahmed , Oct 21, 2009

General Stanley McChrystal has all but admitted defeat in Afghanistan. Unless he gets an additional 40,000 troops, the game is up.

Ethiopia 2010: Here Comes Africas Festival of Electoral Fraud

New America Media/Ethiomedia.com, News Analysis, Alemayehu G. Mariam, Oct 21, 2009

While U.S. attention is fixed on Afghanistans contested elections, African elections have devolved into rituals of absurdity, with open attacks on democracy in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

Tensions High in Honduras

New America Media/The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Q&A, Marcelo Ballv with Ray Suarez, Oct 19, 2009

NAM Editor Marcelo Ballv is interviewed by Ray Suarez of the News Hour about the current situation in Honduras.

US Pakistan

Enhancing the US-Pakistan Partnership

Pakistan Link, Commentary, Taha Gaya, Oct 19, 2009

The Kerry Lugar bill to provide economic assistance to Pakistan has been controversial in Pakistan. But Pakistani Americans hope both sides make the most of this opportunity.

Mothers of Captured Young Hikers Encouraged

New America Media, News Report, Mary Ambrose, Oct 18, 2009

The mothers of the three young Americans detained in Iran for allegedly crossing the border illegally are encouraged by the fact that an Iranian trade mission accepted a 2,500-signature petition from them, urging Iran to release their children.

Trafficking

Slavery Bigger Than Ever in America

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson , Oct 17, 2009

On October 13, the U.S. Coast Guard nabbed 18 persons off Mission Bay near San Diego. All 18 were foreign nationals being smuggled into the country. That story drew scant press attention, but it was noteworthy that they were captured at all.

New America Now: Hopi v Enviro Activists, Filmmaker Honored & The Children of Argentina's Dirty Wars

New America Media, Audio, Oct 16, 2009

Children of Mexican immigrants don't access free health care, Hopi Tribe bans environmental groups, and the movie "Power Paths" explains the back story on that. Director Dorothy Fadiman is honored for a lifetime of filmmaking,and the children of the missing from Argentina's 'Dirty War' tell their stories in a new film, "Awakening the Sorrow".

Honduras and Obama

Both Sides in Honduras Criticize U.S.

New America Media//The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, Oct 12, 2009

President Barack Obama might have just won the Nobel Peace Prize. But in Honduras, where a coup deposed an elected president, both sides are unhappy with his peacemaking efforts.

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