Indignation as Obama Rebuffed Over Dissidents in Vietnam

Indignation as Obama Rebuffed Over Dissidents in Vietnam

Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Staff, Posted: May 24, 2016

Vietnam’s brazen move to prevent key dissidents from meeting President Obama has struck a sour note in a visit that is otherwise being touted by both sides as a historic turning point.


Dear Mr. President, Human Rights Should Not Be Mere Lip Service


New America Media, News Analysis, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 24, 2016

While U.S. interests will always trump its ideals when it comes to foreign policy, its failure to balance the two will no doubt someday lead to tragedy.

Police Agents Swoop as Obama Talks Human Rights in Vietnam


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: May 23, 2016

President Obama stressed the importance of human rights, including freedom of speech and assembly, during his meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart – but even as he spoke, police agents were swooping on prominent dissidents to prevent them from meeting the president.

Mexican President Proposes Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage


Univision, News Report, Posted: May 17, 2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced this week that he has proposed a change to the Mexican Constitution that would legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

US Press Urge Action on Vietnamese Human Rights


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2016

President Obama is under growing pressure to insist on real improvements in human rights during his visit to Vietnam which begins on May 23.


Temp Workers in Fort Mac: Hope Quenched by Fire


New Canadian Media, News Report, Samantha Power, Posted: May 14, 2016

Many temporary foreign workers were employed in sectors supporting the oil economy in and around Fort McMurray, including its infamous tar sands.


Mexico’s Elite Might Just Favor Trump


New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Posted: May 04, 2016

Despite his anti-Mexico rhetoric, Donald Trump seems to have a certain appeal to the country's most affluent.


Report on 43 Missing Students Conflicts with Mexico's Official Version


La Opinion, Editorial, Staff, Posted: Apr 25, 2016

Editors of La Opinion write that all the signs of impunity and judicial incompetence are present.

Election Results Show Strong Opposition Among S. Koreans Abroad to Ruling Party


Korea Daily, News Report, Posted: Apr 20, 2016

Overseas South Korean voters were harder on the country’s ruling Saenuri party than voters within the country, according to the Korea Daily.

Iraqi Man Booted Off Southwest Flight for Speaking Arabic


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Apr 18, 2016

Now a senior at UC Berkley, Makhzoomi was in Los Angeles attending a dinner at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, an event that was also attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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