The bloody civil war that raged through Guatemala for 36 years left a brutal legacy of violence behind it.
Though a longtime U.S. ally, Pakistan is accused of harboring extremists within its borders. Margaret Warner has more on how the U.S. has tried to prod Pakistan into eliminating havens for insurgents.
In other news Thursday, a report in The New York Times says a U.S. and Afghan military offensive has made gains in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar by deploying a new mobile rocket and by disrupting insurgent supply lines.
In other news Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Afghan officials are taking part in high-level talks with Taliban leaders to end the nine-year war. In Hungary, a criminal investigation was launched into its ongoing toxic sludge disaster.
In other news Monday, the NATO casualty count is on the rise again in the war in Afghanistan, with at least 11 troops killed in the first few days of October.
Amid the ongoing war there, Afghanistan's citizens are preparing for parliamentary elections. Ray Suarez looks at the preparations.
In other news Tuesday, five more U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan bringing the U.S. death toll to 55 for the month. Meanwhile, the top commander there acknowledged the slow pace of progress in that war.
In just three days, U.S. forces suffered 14 casualties in a series of attacks by Taliban insurgents across Afghanistan. Ray Suarez has more.
As flooding continues to worsen in southern Pakistan, U.S. officials said that insurgents may be targeting flood relief workers there. Meanwhile, the United Nations made a plea for more aid for victims. Jim Lehrer has more.
Medical personnel in Pakistan are working to control the spread of flood-related waterborne disease, but they face a monumental task as the humanitarian crisis worsens. Special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports.
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