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Ebola’s next frontier

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Which countries, beyond those in West Africa, are most susceptible to the Ebola epidemic? Most epidemiologists do not fear much for the developed world, with its effective quarantine measures and tracking procedures, or even for sparsely populated developing countries.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ziplining 2

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Don’t worry if you missed “Ziplining 1” because I wrote that way back in November 2009. It was my first and, I thought at that time, my last go at ziplining after a five-segment ride of nearly a kilometer in Rajasthan, India.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Horror

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One night in Katra Shahadatganj in northern India, two girls aged 12 and 14 disappeared in the fields where they had gone to relieve themselves. Like half of the population, they had no toilets at home. The next day their bodies were found hanging from a tree. They had been raped.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hot emerging markets? The curious case of the Philippines and Mexico

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The Aquino administration has very good press these days—outside the country. In two major international publications, the Philippines under President Aquino has been the toast and talk of the town. In early February, Keith Bradsher recently gave a heads up in a much-read New York Times piece where he wrote: “Political analysts say that his administration has fought and reduced the corruption that played a role in holding the Philippines back. In one practical measure of that change, the country has been able to pave more roads per 100 million pesos in spending (about $2.2 million) than before — when funds were lost to corrupt officials and incompetence — finally addressing an impediment to commerce.”

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

India’s women on the march

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Sometimes countries suddenly take a mighty leap forward, forcing everyone else to take notice. On one critical issue—sexual harassment and rape—India has moved far into the lead. Following a number of brutal rapes that became notorious worldwide, Indian women are pushing back in radical, innovative, and transformational ways.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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