Commentary / World Sep 5, 2011

Japan in a European club?

by Kevin Rafferty

Hitherto unknown and self-styled "loach" Yoshihiko Noda must learn to swim in an ocean of problems as Japan's new prime minister of the year. He has more than a plateful of domestic issues, but he should also realize, as his predecessors forgot, that Japan ...

Commentary Mar 22, 2009

Legacy of a 'disappeared' family in Argentina

by Cesar Chelala

Politics can have a devastating effect on a country and its people, as I discovered during a recent trip to Argentina. I stayed at the Buenos Aires apartment of a relative by marriage, university professor Felix Eduardo Herrera, who died there in 2007; the apartment ...