Honduras reversed course Monday, saying it will allow a delegation from the Organization of American States to visit the country — on the condition that the organization’s head attends only as an observer. A day earlier, Honduras had rejected the planned visit, calling the organization’s Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza biased and unprofessional.
Like most African countries, Malawi has suffered from a severe shortage of nurses and key health workers. In the past, workers in the tiny southeast African nation of just 13 million inhabitants have been lured abroad by the promise of higher wages and better working conditions. But, the country best-known as the homeland of Madonna’s adopted children now has another claim to fame: It has succeeding in halting — at least for now — its crippling brain drain of nurses.