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Obama, U.S. Image Falls, But Still Better Than Bush

Inter Press Service

While confidence in Barack Obama overseas has declined since his 2009 election, the U.S. president and the U.S. in general still receive higher approval ratings among publics abroad compared to George W. Bush's last year in office.

Mexico Among Worst G20 Countries for Women


Physical and sexual violence, a culture of male chauvinism, drug-related crime and poor access to healthcare in rural areas mean Mexico is among the worst places to be a woman out of the world's most industrialized nations.

Earth's Most Threatened Tribe Demands Action as Logging Season Starts

Survival International

Earth's 'most threatened tribe' has made a desperate appeal for the Brazilian government to halt the illegal logging that is ravaging its territory, as the Amazon's logging season starts in earnest.

AI: Free Mexican Activists Jailed on Trumped-Up Charges

Amnesty International

The Mexican authorities must immediately and unconditionally release two indigenous men imprisoned after an unfair trial in the central state of Puebla, Amnesty International said today.

Mexico's "I Am 132" Protest Movement

The World

Opposition to Pena Nieto's presidential campaign has inspired a student protest movement that some have dubbed "the Mexican Spring." It's called "Yo Soy 132" or "I am 132."

US Drug Czar Promotes 'Paradigm Shift' on Abuse

ABC News

White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske visited the Betty Ford Center in California, promoting the administration's attitudinal changes toward drug abuse.

Candidates Faced Easy Questions in Mexico's Last Presidential Debate

Christian Science Monitor

Candidates largely avoided attacking front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto in last night's final presidential debate, but the tens of thousands of students protesting his party beforehand did not.

America Braces for Mexican Shift in Drug War Focus

New York Times

The top three contenders for Mexico's presidency have all promised a major shift in the country's drug war strategy, placing a higher priority on reducing the violence in Mexico than on using arrests and seizures to block the flow of drugs to the United States.

US Report on Strategies to Reduce Drug Demand

Caucus on International Narcotics Control

The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control released a bipartisan report that outlines strategies for Congress and the Obama Administration to reduce the massive U.S. demand for illegal drugs.

Pizza with Culture War Topping

The Washington Post

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