Frida Ghitis entered the news business in 1981, when she joined CNN only a few months after the launch of the first 24-hour news network. She was unit manager, producer and correspondent, traveling to major news events all over the globe. She has worked in more than 50 countries in virtually every region of the world. During her time at CNN she was part of the teams that covered the collapse of the Soviet Union from Russia, the 1991 Gulf War from Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the U.S. intervention in Haiti, the hostage crisis in Peru, multiple developments in Cuba, political conventions in the United States and a dozen presidential trips, from Ronald Reagan in Mexico and Madrid, to George HW Bush in Singapore and Somalia.
After leaving CNN in 2000 she authored "The End of Revolution: a Changing World in the Age of Live Television." She writes about world affairs for a variety of publications, and travels all over the world -- from Baghdad to Buenos Aires -- as an independent journalist.
In addition to The Miami Herald, her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The International Herald Tribune, The Jerusalem Report and dozens of publications in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
She grew up in Colombia and later moved to the United States, where she attended Emory University in Atlanta. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in political science.
The notion that the world is a safer place now that the United States and other powers have made a deal with Iran over its nuclear weapons program does not find a lot of believers in Israel, whose people live less than a thousand miles away from the Iranian capital and much closer than that from Tehran’s most militant friends.
According to one of South Korea’s largest newspapers, JoongAng Ilbo, the Pyongyang regime executed 80 North Korean citizens in one day, for crimes including watching smuggled videos or owning a bible.
TALKS WITH IRAN
By all appearances, the United States and the so-called P5+1 came within an inch of making a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. The deal fell apart in the end because, by all accounts, France rejected it vehemently, calling it a “sucker’s deal.”
A new report has sent a jolt through the world of spies and spy-handlers, with revelations of a major betrayal by a key ally of the United States and the West. That ally is Turkey, a member of NATO, a candidate for membership in the European Union and nation with close ties to the United States and, until a few years ago, a good friend of Israel.
If you held a popularity “applause meter” to test reaction to United Nations speeches, the cheers for the new Iranian president would drown out the Israeli prime minister. President Hassan Rouhani’s conciliatory words, coupled with the round of interviews during his stay in New York, were balm for an anxious world.