As Ghana ramps up off-shore oil production, the government promises to attend to environmental concerns. But plans to cope with a catastrophic spill are noticeably missing.
USAID's food aid program to earthquake-devastated Haiti gave a nice $140 million boost to American farmers; it did no good at all for their Haitian counterparts.
Mexico's drug cartels have made their way into Central America and are forging new drug trade routes in Belize, a country that has recently been added to the Obama administration's "black list".
In Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana the growing offshore oil industry threatens the established fishing industry.