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Please Help Dunia Caballero

In April of 2006, I led a short-term dental mission team from Lexington, Kentucky to the San Pedro Sula area of Honduras, Central America. Our first day of clinics was at the site of the Merendon Mountain Clinic, in the village of Penitas Arriba, in the mountains just outside the San Pedro Sula limits. This…

Meanwhile in Thailand

OK, so everyone knows there’s an insurgency down in the south of Thailand. It’s no big secret. It’s been going on for quite some time now. The thing is until recently it has been a fairly low key affair. Well, they say nothing lasts forever. The fact is that the current Thai administration seems intent…

Coup in Mauritania

Mauritania’s state run television and radio networks were last week occupied by members of the Presidential Guard in the capital, Nouackchott in what some diplomats are speculating was a coup attempt. Nobody seems to know if it was successful or not! With the president out of the country to attend King Fahd’s funeral in Saudi…

Burma Finally Getting the Message?

Last week the Burmese Junta took the step of foregoing its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the coming year. The Association breathed a collective sigh of relief as it would have come to be regarded as somewhat of a joke with Burma at the helm, and certainly its ability to…