- Making News: The Funeral of Pope John Paul II
It's reported that four million visitors came to Rome this week, more than the permanent population of the entire city. What's the relationship between Italians, the Pope and the Church? Beppe Severgnini, columnist for Italy's Corriere Della Serra, takes a final look at the extraordinary media event watched around the world for the past seven days.
- Reporter's Notebook: Embattled Presidential Candidacy of the Mayor of Mexico City
Thousands of Mexicans turned out yesterday in Mexico City on behalf of leftist Andr-s Manuel L-pez Obrador. The Mexico City Mayor is accused of ignoring a restraining order to build a road to a hospital across land of disputed ownership. Professor Denise Dresser of Mexico's Autonomous Technological Institute, writes that by lifting his immunity from prosecution, Mexico's Chamber of Deputies is "undermining democracy."
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