Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Operation cooperation

Crime | Coordinated efforts with other nations and agencies help U.S.
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/18/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On Wednesday an international operation led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 175 people allegedly connected to the Mexican drug trafficking Gulf Cartel. Among those indicted in Washington, D.C., district court were three suspected leaders of the extremely violent group: Ezequiel Cardenas-Guillen, Heriberto Lazcano-Lazcano, and Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez.

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Speculation on speculators

Money | Who or what's to blame on the rapid rise and decline of oil prices?
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/17/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-No resounding explanation has presented itself in the last few months for the recent spikes in the prices of oil and food. Many in the commodities market-and many Republicans-attribute it to normal swings of supply and demand.

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Violence against Christians spreads

India | Christian protesters clash with police in Mangalore following a weekend of attacks.
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/15/08, 12:00 am

Tensions mounted between Christians and Hindus in southern India Monday after at least six Christian churches and prayer halls near the western coastal city of Mangalore were attacked on Sunday.

Hundreds of Christian protestors in Mangalore clashed with police, who fired tear gas and swung batons into the crowds. The number of wounded from the protests has not been determined, said Satish Kumar, Mangalore's superintendent of police.

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