A handful of stories we’ve brought you recently in WPR are back in the news. Last month, Dorian Merina reported for WPR on a controversial and divisive anti-pornography bill under consideration in Indonesia. Today the IHT reports that the bill was passed into law. A few weeks back, Christina Madden reported for WPR on the Andean Trade Preferences Act that was recently signed into law. Yesterday McClatchy reportedthat the Bush administration’s subsequent suspension of Bolivia’sprivileges under that act will enter into effect today. Finally, the NYTimes has two articles today that cover familiar ground for regular WPRreaders: the first on Somalia’s pirate crisis, which David Axe covered in a WPR feature article three weeks back, and the second on the political power struggle taking place in South Africa between the ANC and a newly minted splinter party, which Mxolisi Ncube covered for WPR last week.
Just a few more examples of how WPR keeps you a step ahead onsignificant developments around the world, providing not just the newsbut the context and analysis to help you make sense of it all. Ifyou’re a regular reader, of course, you already know that. But feelfree to spread the word.