March

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World Notes: India, France, Paraguay, Palestine

In India, women's representation gets major boost, France's Sarkozy loses in regional elections, Paraguay apologizes for repression, death squads, Israel grabs more Palestinian land with iron fist.

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Israel faces moment of truth over East Jerusalem

Last Tuesday's announcement by the Israeli government that it will build 1,600 new housing units for Israelis in Palestinian East Jerusalem has unleashed an unparalleled furor.

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World Notes: Guatemala, Bolivia, Palestine, Iraq

In Guatemala, abused women find voice; Bolivia reduces maternal deaths; Palestinian women bear burden of crisis; Iraqi birth defects soar.