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Times Staff WriterThe prickly plants started in Catalina Sanchez's garden and now stretch across her neighbors' fields as far as the eye can see. They pop up on acre after acre as word gets around: This village of dirt floors and outdoor toilets expects to get rich...
Tags: Fingers, Children, Homes, London (England), Mexico City
Tribune foreign correspondentNight and day, the timber ships reach this Yangtze River port, one of the world's busiest clearinghouses for logs from every corner of the globe: Southeast Asia, the Amazon, Russia, the Congo. Soon, this wood will be yours. It will be your hardwood...
The Swampby Mike Dorning On the eve of a trip to foreign capitals in the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama delivered a lengthy foreign policy address today that sharpens distinctions with John McCain over Iraq. He left no doubt that,......
The Swampby Mark Silva The global economic meltdown is beginning to sound somewhat like the crisis of global warming, something which every important industrial nation in the world must do something about, but a problem which everyone is not willing to......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush, who will convene a summit of world leaders on the economic crisis with a dinner at the White House on Friday and meetings on Saturday, will spell out his goals today in an address to......
The Swampby Mark Silva The leaders of the world's industrial powers have concluded a hasty summit on a global economic crisis with a commitment to strengthen regulation of financial markets, bolster international monetary funds and avert any new trade barriers.......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush has gone to Peru. But Bush, making his last scheduled trip abroad as president, has not gotten away from the economic crisis that has beset his nation and many others near the close of his......
Tags: Contracts, Trade Agreements, Animal Diseases, Diplomacy, Poverty
RUTH WEDGWOOD is professor of international law and diplomacy at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.ON TAKING office, World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz set two priorities for the world's premier development institution. He asked for a focus on Africa's persistent poverty, and he targeted corruption that diverts aid dollars from the poor....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterASMARA, Eritrea — This struggling, low-profile nation is doing something virtually unheard of in Africa. It's turning down foreign aid. With a president who vows not to lead another "spoon-fed" African country "enslaved" by international donors,...
Retired Col. LAWRENCE WILKERSON served 31 years in the Army and was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005. He is now a visiting professor at the College of William &WHEN I WAS ASSIGNED to the U.S. Pacific Command in the mid-1980s, we military officers would often discuss the ambassadors in our theater of operations — a huge area embracing more than 30 countries and most of the Pacific and Indian oceans. One...
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