CHICAGO - In a sea of green jerseys hundreds proudly cheered for Mexico here early Friday morning, June 11, at a local indoor soccer gym as the North American nation competed against South Africa in the much-anticipated opening game of the 2010 World Cup.
If there was one sport that helped South Africans overcome a racially segregated society that kept Blacks down under the country's apartheid system - it was soccer.
Soccer fans worldwide are gearing up for the most popular sporting event on the planet, the 2010 World Cup, set to kickoff June 11 for the first time on African soil in South Africa.
Sasha Polakow-Suransky's book "Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa" has ripped the lid off the secret world of unholy alliances and weapons of mass destruction.
Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.
The death of far-right white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche, beaten and slashed on his farm on April 3, highlights problems South Africa still faces on labor, land and racism.
No land for South Africa's black women, Spanish workers take a hit, Indonesian impunity still reverberates in East Timor.
Thousands of South Africans and political leaders paid tribute to freedom-fighter and world peace crusader Nelson Mandela last week.
In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.
Cuba: Children a privileged class In televised comments on the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of a Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF official José Juan Ortiz indicated that of nine million children dying each year from preventable causes, none are Cuban.