| Oct 6, 2008
'He may be a sonofabitch," President Franklin Roosevelt is supposed to have muttered, referring to a Nicaraguan dictator, "but he is our sonofabitch."
That is foreign policy realism in a nutshell -- straightforward, practical, pursuing the national...
| Jan 21, 2009
Thousands of Hutu rebels with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or FDLR, have brought instability and violence to eastern Congo for more than a decade.
The rebels fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo after ethnic Tutsis seized power...
| Sep 20, 2008
In one great funnel of humanity, half a million refugees came down the road, all at once. It was Rwanda, November 1996, and those of us there as witnesses were awestruck, not only by the ragged spectacle but also the stakes involved. Among those returning...
| Jun 6, 2008
| 10:21 PM
The Times' editorial series on food diplomacy explores the possibility that the United States could improve its global image and enhance national security by launching "a high-profile food diplomacy initiative planned, funded and executed for the...
| Jul 13, 2008
Robbie Green presents "Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon," focusing on the nature, people, art and culture of this nation.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP...
| Dec 16, 2007
Teboho mahate was shivering. He had trouble keeping his balance. He couldn't talk, and he had bitten his tongue.
"Any pain anywhere?" asked Dr. Jennifer Furin.
Teboho, 14, held his head.
Furin looked into his eyes, checking for dilated...
| Dec 16, 2007
A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual.
Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
| Apr 29, 2009
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Doctors from Spokane and Rwanda are working together to improve health care in that African nation.
Teams of surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals from Spokane have traveled to the central African nation in the past...
| Apr 11, 2009
During a gruesome three months in 1994, about 800,000 Rwandans were murdered as part of a calculated effort by a group of Hutu extremists to eradicate the country's Tutsi population.
The genocide ended only with the military victory of the Rwandan...
| Aug 23, 2009
Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...