Brian McAfee: This tragedy is more evidence of a changing earth, the frequency and intensity of typhoons such as this and perhaps a bit harder to nail down, with any certainty, earthquakes also seem to be occurring with greater frequency.
Brian McAfee: Nigeria accounts for more than 30% of early childhood deaths for malaria and 20% for HIV/AIDS. According to the UN Nigeria accounts for one in every eight child death, a trend that must be combated.
Brian McAfee: The men and the occasional women who participate in the abuse and victimization of children are unconscionable people whether serving as their rapists, pimps or enablers.
Brian McAfee: An important aspect of President Correa’s policies has been a noticeable and ongoing reduction in poverty.