The World's Matthew Bell reports on the state of America's image abroad. The nation's reputation has taken a number of hits over the past few years. The current financial crisis on Wall Street may be yet another.
The British tabloid "News of the World" broke the story about executives from insurance giant, AIG, taking a lavish hunting trip just days after the company got a multi-billion dollar taxpayer bailout.
Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.