Want to Know http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24832/all en Lessons from Haiti, the tsunami and beyond: To help Philippines typhoon victims, send money, not stuff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/haiti/100113/haiti-earthquake-aid <p>BOSTON &mdash; After every major disaster, well-meaning but misguided donors actually worsen the suffering.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/haiti/100113/haiti-earthquake-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Philippines typhoon Americas Want to Know Aid Opinion Health Haiti Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:27:00 +0000 David Case 5516055 at http://www.globalpost.com World Cup welcome: a billion condoms and 40,000 sex workers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/sports/100505/world-cup-sex-workers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soccer fans to storm South Africa, hoping for scores, in more ways than one. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAPE TOWN, South Africa&nbsp; &mdash; The taxi drivers hustling around the bars on Long Street in Cape Town say they are ready for all the soccer fans that will flood the city in June for the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/soccer-world-cup-2010">World Cup</a>. So are hotels, restaurants, breweries and, inevitably, prostitutes.</p> <p>Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/sports/100505/world-cup-sex-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa sex industry Business Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat South Africa Health Fri, 07 May 2010 10:38:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5548431 at http://www.globalpost.com Poor safety standards led to Chilean mine disaster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/chile/100828/mine-safety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As drama surrounding 33 trapped miners in Chile unfolds, the lawsuits begin. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pascale Bonnefoy </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANTIAGO, Chile &mdash; When the dust settled several hours after the mine caved in on them, the 33 miners began climbing the emergency ladder in a ventilation shaft that would lead them to the surface 2,300 feet above. But they only got a third of the way.</p> <p>The mine owners had never bothered to finish the ladder to the top.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/chile/100828/mine-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deadly Jobs Americas Want to Know Chile Sat, 28 Aug 2010 13:32:00 +0000 Pascale Bonnefoy 5581516 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican cartels carve bloody swath through Central America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/costa-rica/110103/drug-gangs-zetas-central-america <p>Powerful Mexican drug cartels are carving bloody trails through Central America, already weakened by past wars and present gang problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/costa-rica/110103/drug-gangs-zetas-central-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexico Drug War Americas Want to Know Costa Rica Mexico Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:54:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5608439 at http://www.globalpost.com War is bad for kids http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110228/war-conflict-education-unesco-school-congo <p>An estimated 28 million children worldwide have been stopped from going to school by war, according to a new study published today by the UN.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110228/war-conflict-education-unesco-school-congo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Children of War Congo Conflict Zones Want to Know War Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:32:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5627408 at http://www.globalpost.com Why is Pakistan bombing Afghanistan? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110706/pakistan-afghanistan-bombing-taliban <p>KABUL &mdash; Pakistan has fired more than 700 rockets and mortars into various parts of Afghanistan over the past five weeks, leaving at least 40 dead. But neither the Afghan nor Pakistani governments have offered an official explanation as to why.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110706/pakistan-afghanistan-bombing-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Conflict Zones Want to Know Military Wed, 06 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5669656 at http://www.globalpost.com The List: Kirk's Story http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/110804/the-list-kirks-story <p>Kirk Johnson founded The List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies in 2007 to help secure safe passage to America for tens of thousands of Iraqis who served alongside U.S. troops and aid workers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/110804/the-list-kirks-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Iraq Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:30:00 +0000 Beth Murphy 5672423 at http://www.globalpost.com The List: Lives left hanging http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/110814/the-list-lives-left-hanging <p>Though hundreds of U.S.-affiliated Iraqis have surrendered their livelihoods and in some cases their lives, the U.S. government drags its feet as The List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies fights on.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/110814/the-list-lives-left-hanging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Iraq Mon, 15 Aug 2011 02:18:00 +0000 Beth Murphy 5673128 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam War babies: grown up and low on luck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/vietnam/110901/vietnam-war-babies-US-visa-GIs-troops <p>HO CHI MINH CITY &mdash; But the number of &ldquo;Vietnam AmerAsians&quot; able to obtain U.S. visas has been dwindling fast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/vietnam/110901/vietnam-war-babies-US-visa-GIs-troops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Children of War Vietnam War Want to Know Military Culture & Lifestyle Vietnam Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:41:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5674458 at http://www.globalpost.com Drone Wars: Attacks fuel anger in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111007/drone-wars-yemen-unrest-protests-aqap-al-qaeda <p>SANAA &mdash; Locals in southern Yemen, where the drone strikes are primary concentrated, said that these days, the U.S. drones have been bombing on a near daily basis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/111007/drone-wars-yemen-unrest-protests-aqap-al-qaeda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drone Wars Yemen Conflict Zones Want to Know Military War Middle East Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:42:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5677286 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese mine owners exploit Zambian workers, says rights group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111103/zambia-news-chinese-bad-employers-zambia-alleges-report <p>JOHANNESBURG &ndash; Zambian miners are forced to work in dangerous conditions, according to new report that challenges President Michael Sata to take action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111103/zambia-news-chinese-bad-employers-zambia-alleges-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Deadly Jobs World Leaders Want to Know Global Economy Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:11:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5680213 at http://www.globalpost.com Guyana's gold rush turns dangerous http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111207/guyana-gold-rush-new-violence <p>MAHDIA, Guyana &mdash; As traders push the price of gold ever higher, miners deep in the Amazon jungle have found a dangerous, lawless world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111207/guyana-gold-rush-new-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deadly Jobs Gold Guyana Americas Business Want to Know Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:15:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5683639 at http://www.globalpost.com Is Egypt's military worse than Mubarak? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/111230/egypt-military-raid-mubarak-samira <p>CAIRO &mdash; As the dust settled on Thursday&rsquo;s surprise crackdown, rights activists here say they are waking up to a new and unsettling reality in post-revolution Egypt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/111230/egypt-military-raid-mubarak-samira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt World Leaders Elections Want to Know Diplomacy Military Aid Politics Fri, 30 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5685481 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala prepares to fight Mexico's Zetas cartel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120117/guatemala-prepares-fight-mexicos-zetas-cartel <p>LIMA &mdash;&nbsp;How will Guatemala fight its drug war?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120117/guatemala-prepares-fight-mexicos-zetas-cartel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Mexico Drug War zetas Americas Want to Know Politics Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:38:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5687820 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican prison guards who 'helped' Zetas members kill rivals then escape are fired http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120220/mexico-prison-riot-zetas-cartel-gulf-drugs-gangs <p> Prison guards who apparently let inmates belonging to the brutal Los Zetas gang kill scores of rivals from the Gulf Cartel during a weekend riot then let others escape, have been fired along with the prison director.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120220/mexico-prison-riot-zetas-cartel-gulf-drugs-gangs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> zetas Want to Know Mexico Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:45:00 +0000 News Desk 5692603 at http://www.globalpost.com