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  Global Adoptions

“Every time celebrities such as popstar Madonna and actor Angelina Jolie decide to adopt a child from a developing country, they set off the same old debate: is it right to create a rainbow family and should the developing world …

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  South American Elections

In January 2009, people around the world watched as the United States underwent a peaceful transition of power between two rival parties. However, there are elections held around the world on a regular basis that get little to no media …

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  Globalization and the Tourism Industry

The current global recession is impacting the tourist industry worldwide and few places are immune. Countries, such as the UAE, which boasted about its immunity in April 2008, saw massive lay-offs in construction in its capital Dubai, only a few …

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  What India Think About Globalization

For many India seems to provide a case study of the paradoxes of globalization. Its IT sector offers a worldwide hub to Western countries who want to outsource their work to India’s educated workers, who are much cheaper than their American …

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  Politics of Birth Control

In the final days of his administration, President Bush tried to pass a law that makes it more difficult for women to obtain birth control, by allowing health care workers to conscientiously object to filling and prescribing birth control prescriptions. …

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  What the World Thinks: Barack Obama

Hope, and cautious optimism prevails towards U.S. President-elect Obama. Many look to him for new leadership on the world stage, tackling and solving the current economic crisis and addressing issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the Wars in Iraq and …

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  Globalization and Alternative Medicines

From ayurveda to acupuncture, alternative (or complementary) treatments are increasingly becoming globalized. Many of these treatments originated thousands of years ago in the developing world, where they are still commonly used. Sometimes these treatments are the only affordable health care …

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  Terrorism: Afghanistan, Pakistan and the World

The Al Qaeda terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, as well as the consequential war on Afghanistan declared by the United States shortly after, have catapulted the subject matter of terrorism to new heights. Terrorism has …

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  The Impact of Globalization on Tibet

Tibet has been a hot topic in 2008, dominating the news and setting word-of-mouth on fire. Partially responsible for this recent uproar is the fact that there has been a drastic rise in Tibetan protests. The New York Times reports …

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  From English to Chinglish: The Globalization of Languages

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, the Chinese government has taken measures to clean up any signs of “Chinglish,” the trend of English fused with Chinese.  Signs listing “Deformed Man Lavatory” and “If you are stolen, call the police …

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