Haiti – October 24, 2013

Reading the Haitian Times unintentionally reveals a few things about the post-earthquake Haiti. There is a lack of daily news stories and it feels as if journalism takes a back seat to the necessities of life.  Many of the stories in the paper come from New York City, which indicates there is a large population…

Greece – October 22, 2013

Greece’s financial problems continue and the threat of the EU parting ways with Greece looms.  For some months now it has been clear that Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, did not want to eject Greece if she could possibly help it.  It is equally clear, however, that Germany and the other creditor countries do not…

France – October 21, 2013

The fallout from the Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA spying continues.  Ecuador, our country from yesterday, is offering Snowden asylum. Ecuador is considering granting political asylum to Edward Snowden, a former intelligence analyst who is wanted in the United States on espionage charges, with a decision by the country’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino expected…

Ecuador – October 20, 2013

Ecuador is similar to many countries the International News Challenge has revealed.  Former Presidents prosecuted for embezzlement or illegal activities. Former Ecuadorian President Jamil Mahuad is being prosecuted for embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.  The nation’s prosecutor is asking for the maximum penalty for the accused crimes.  Galo Chririboga, The Attorney General, claims Mahuad,…

Denmark – October 19, 2013

Today’s country is Denmark: From the Copenhagen Post:  The citizens of Copenhagen are concerned about the number of foreign homeless on their streets.  With winter coming, there is concern for the well being of the homeless and the City Council of Copenhagen is asking Parliament to change the current laws. Current laws permit non-residents from…

Cameroon – October 18, 2013

Today’s country is Cameroon. Did you know the US conducts an “American Lottery” to various nations under represented in the United States?  The lottery provides opportunity for Cameroon citizens to come to the us on a “diversity visa.”  The Diversity Visa Lottery program was established by Congress where they make available 50,000 visas per year…

Brazil – October 17, 2013

Brazil will take the center stage next year when the World Cup arrives.  And despite the fact many Americans won’t watch a single match, to the rest of the world the World Cup is bigger than the Super Bowl.  Recent events in Brazil are raising the question will Brazil be safe during the World Cup?…