Ten months after the January earthquake, Haiti still needs support for schools, factories and businesses. In the past few weeks, Haiti has needed better plumbing and medical support for a cholera epidemic. The people of Haiti also need leadership.
Rajiv Shah, the new administrator for USAID, will begin with a mandate to fix an agency that has received a lot of criticism in the past few years. We're joined by New York Times' Nicholas Kristof to talk implications for American efforts overseas.
Osama bin Laden released an election-themed videotape referencing presidential candidates George Bush and John Kerry and "the best way to avoid another catastrophe." Now al-Qaida is endorsing the Republican candidate John McCain. )
Underage sex trafficking is in the news again after Washington state enacted a law requiring websites like backpage.com to maintain documentation proving the age of escorts advertising on the site. Some argue that escort websites are better than the alternative, but, there does not yet appear to be a model for ending child prostitution.
The Nigerian Islamic militant movement Boko Haram has threatened to sell several hundred kidnapped girls into slavery. That would suggest there's a market for slaves in Africa's Sahel region. Which — you might be surprised to hear — actually does exist.