We’ve all heard about Mexico’s war on drugs, a fight between rival drug cartels and government forces. Ciudad Juarez remains Mexico’s murder capital and across the border in El Paso it’s also very dangerous. “It’s a war in which the president can’t claim victory, can’t pull out and which only gets worse” says Ioan Grillo from Time Magazine. He also says “Mexico’s drug war could become its Iraq”. So is it really this bad? Continue reading ‘Is Mexico’s war on drugs getting out of control?’
Archive for February 22nd, 2010
Writing a post on the World Have Your Say blog feels very much like coming home. It feels good! But hey enough emotions I’m here to talk business (seriously it feels great to be back on the blog.. I almost started moderating comments!)
I’m currently working on Blogworld- part of the BBC’s Superpower season in which WHYS is heavily involved. It basically looks at how the internet – the superpower that is – has changed our lives. An aspect of this of course is blogging. And that is where Blogworld comes in. We’re bringing together bloggers from around the world to tell us what they blog about, why they blog and how they see the future of blogging. Continue reading ‘Blogworld’
That’s what Iran is attempting to do. It’s warned airlines that they won’t be allowed to fly through Iranian airspace (let alone land…) unless they use the term “Persian Gulf” on their in-flight monitors.
As our correspondent Jon Leyne puts it: ‘To call it the Gulf, annoys the authorities; to call it the Arabian Gulf, infuriates them even more.’ Do you support their insistence? And in your country, do you want a strong stance taken on the correct names being used? Continue reading ‘On air: Can a country dictate the place names that we use?’
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is accused of being a bully.
It has been alleged that several members of his staff have called an anti-bullying hotline. These claims where made after the release of a book by Andrew Rawnsley , End of the Party, which describes the prime minister’s volcanic temper and tendency to fly into rages and yell at his staff.
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson jumped to Brown’s defence saying he is not a bully, and is only “impatient” and “demanding” of his staff.
When does a demanding boss become a bully? Continue reading ‘When does professional pressure become bullying?’
President Hamid Karzi has called on troops to put a stop to the civilian deaths. He said “Although the NATO troops have done a lot to reduce civilian casualties, our objective is to reach the point where there is no civilian casualty,”
But is this a realistic request during a war? Continue reading ‘What’s an acceptable amount of civilian deaths?’
Hello – I am Rosalie. I’m a student at University College Falmouth. I will be helping with the show on Friday when the WHYS team visit Cornwall.
But does our quest to be fashionable justify wearing fur?