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Mobilizing technology to help Chilean earthquake victims

Perspectives + Audio

Mobilizing technology to help Chilean earthquake victims

The Ushahidi crisis mapping site, which recently collated information from Haitian earthquake victims, has set up a sister site to aggregate similar data from Chile. And, listen to an audio interview from Concepción with journalist Annie Murphy.

Posted: March 2, 2010 16:38   Comments: 2
A young orphan in Haiti steals a volunteer’s heart

From the Field

A young orphan in Haiti steals a volunteer’s heart

Worldfocus associate producer Mohammad Al-Kassim spent five days in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince one month after the devastating earthquake there. He met a Canadian volunteer who has fallen in love with a young boy in her care.

Posted: March 2, 2010 14:15   Comments: 7
Chile reels from massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake

Interview + Video

Chile reels from massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake

Two days after a massive earthquake in Chile, there is now a desperate struggle to find people who may have survived. Officials now say at least 723 people died, and 19 others are missing. For more on the earthquake's impact on the Chilean economy, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Susan Segal, and Mariana Sanchez reports from Chile for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 1, 2010 16:22   Comments: 2
Death toll rises as Chilean quake rescue effort continues

Blogwatch

Death toll rises as Chilean quake rescue effort continues

The earthquake that hit Chile has resulted in hundreds of deaths and infrastructure damage throughout the country. Tsunami warnings spread across the Pacific, as far away as Japan and Alaska. Read how blogs and social media have been assessing the impact of the quake around the world.

Posted: March 1, 2010 14:41   Comments: 1
Humanitarian disaster continues unabated in Haiti

Peter Eisner (blog)

Humanitarian disaster continues unabated in Haiti

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes how survivors of the Haitian earthquake need quick solutions that may not come in time for the punishing rainy season that starts in May. Eisner says that Haitians now face the looming threat of disease, misery in makeshift tent camps and a lack of adequate food and water.

Posted: March 1, 2010 12:53   Comments: 6
New Latin American leaders promise to move beyond divides

Peter Eisner (blog)

New Latin American leaders promise to move beyond divides

Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner writes about a new generation of Latin American leaders who seem to be going beyond traditional political camps of left and right. José Mujica of Uruguay and Sebastian Piñera of Chile, while very different, have similar centrist messages.

Posted: February 26, 2010 18:02   Comments: 3
Indigenous communities struggle for global recognition

Q & A

Indigenous communities struggle for global recognition

During the Worldfocus series Indigenous Cultures, we have shown the severe threats facing native communities across the world. Worldfocus interviewed Renee Davis and Tiffany Waters, research associates at the Center for World Indigenous Studies about the movement for self-determination among indigenous people across the globe.

Posted: February 26, 2010 14:21   Comments: 5
Banks grapple with big losses but still award huge bonuses

How You See It

Banks grapple with big losses but still award huge bonuses

The Royal Bank of Scotland has become the leading symbol of the U.K.'s banking crisis. RBS announced more big losses this week yet still found room to award its employees almost $2.5 billion in bonuses. That has sparked a good deal of outrage. The bank's rationale for the bonuses is similar to what many U.S. banks have said to justify big payouts.

Posted: February 26, 2010 14:20   Comments: 61
Canadian Inuit realize self-government

Q & A

Canadian Inuit realize self-government

The creation of Canada's Inuit-majority Nunavut territory in 1999 marked a leap forward for indigenous self-rule. Worldfocus spoke with Stephen Hendrie of Canada's Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for more on the issue, including the differences between Inuit in Canada and the U.S.

Posted: February 24, 2010 17:09   Comments: 6
Relocated Nukak Indians face extinction in Colombia

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Relocated Nukak Indians face extinction in Colombia

The Nukak, an indigenous Colombian people living on the edge of the Amazon basin, only had their first official contact with the outside world in 1988. Since making contact, the Nukak have seen their numbers drop significantly and face the possible extinction of their culture.

Posted: February 24, 2010 16:39   Comments: 5
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