World: The Politics of Rescue

Peru and Rumania share the fate of having been stricken by the worst natural disasters in their histories. Both also are mavericks within the prevailing political systems in their parts of the world. Thus, last week, international aid efforts mixed politics with the human drama of rescue and recovery.

Peru: The Aftermath

In the wake of the worst recorded disaster in Peru's history, at least 41 nations have sent supplies or rescue teams to help the stricken country dig out from the devastation wrought by the giant earthquake, which caused massive floods and landslides that left 100,000 people injured and 800,000 homeless. One...

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