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One woman fights for members of India’s lowest caste

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One woman fights for members of India’s lowest caste

As a consequence of India's caste system, the country's lowest class has been forced to work in the sewers. Hema Konsotia is a member of the lower-caste Dalit community, known by some as the "untouchables." She is also a college graduate and union activist who works with Dalits, teaching skills and urging political involvement.

Posted: March 31, 2009 18:23   Comments: 27
Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

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Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of natural resource use, opportunities and dangers for resource-rich developing countries and the role played by the U.S. in this global issue. Dave Burdick, Michael Cohen and Alf Hornborg joined the conversation.

Posted: March 31, 2009 18:06   Comments: 1
Full Show: March 31, 2009

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Full Show: March 31, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, March 31: Conference on Afghanistan, Britain prepares to leave Iraq, one woman's fight to help India's "untouchables" and women in power in Liberia.

Posted: March 31, 2009 17:11   Comments: 2
Africa’s first elected female president lifts Liberia

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Africa’s first elected female president lifts Liberia

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is leading Liberia's efforts to rebuild after its 14-year civil war. Watch a video on her role in the country's road to recovery and an extended interview.

Posted: March 31, 2009 17:06   Comments: 9
Iran offers to help reconstruct Afghanistan

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Iran offers to help reconstruct Afghanistan

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top foreign officials met at the Hague to discuss America's new plan to stabilize Afghanistan. Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation discusses the small but important step that the United States and Iran took toward improving three decades of tense, often bitter relations.

Posted: March 31, 2009 15:05   Comments: 2
Guatemalans shed tears of frustration over U.S. immigration

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Guatemalans shed tears of frustration over U.S. immigration

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about the experience of Guatemalan migrants to the U.S.

Posted: March 31, 2009 10:44   Comments: 5
Terrorism puts a damper on South Asian cricket sport

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Terrorism puts a damper on South Asian cricket sport

Cricket is wildly popular in India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries, but even sports aren't immune to terrorism -- attacks in recent months have created doubt about the safety of holding matches, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.

Posted: March 31, 2009 08:36   Comments: 0
Full Show: March 30, 2009

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Full Show: March 30, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, March 30: Attack on a Pakistani police academy, cyber spies, India's caste system and Khmer Rouge trials.

Posted: March 30, 2009 17:48   Comments: 2
India’s “untouchables” trudge through sewers

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India’s “untouchables” trudge through sewers

For all the progress seen in India's transformation into a modern global economy, the country remains strongly tied to the traditions of its caste system, which largely governs where Indians work and in what jobs. Worldfocus reports on the lowest form of work, for members of India's lowest class.

Posted: March 30, 2009 15:29   Comments: 14
Chinese cyber spies hack into government computers

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Chinese cyber spies hack into government computers

Over the weekend, a Canadian research group reported that a cyber spy network based mainly in China had hacked into the computers and secret documents of governments and organizations in 103 countries. Keith Epstein of BusinessWeek discusses the implications of cyber spying.

Posted: March 30, 2009 13:35   Comments: 7
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