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Brazilian scrap collectors scrounge for income

Perspectives

Brazilian scrap collectors scrounge for income

Brazil's economy -- Latin America's largest -- has seen slipping industrial production and will take a hit this year. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the fate of Brazil's scrap collectors as prices for recyclable materials drop.

Posted: April 7, 2009 12:56   Comments: 0
Splintered bats fly and feisty tongues flap on Cuban streets

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Splintered bats fly and feisty tongues flap on Cuban streets

In Cuba, baseball is a beloved year-round sport, played in stadiums and in streets. While it may look the same, it is a far cry from the money game it has become in the U.S.

Posted: April 7, 2009 12:01   Comments: 1
High in the Bolivian Andes women dish out llama pizza

From the Field

High in the Bolivian Andes women dish out llama pizza

Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Bolivia and writes about one memorable dining experience high in the Bolivian Andes.

Posted: April 7, 2009 09:46   Comments: 4
Week in review: G-20 summit, talks with Russia and Iran

Week in Review (Video)

Week in review: G-20 summit, talks with Russia and Iran

Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week's top stories: The G-20 summit meeting, the meeting between President Obama and his Russian counterpart and whether Iran and the United States actually talked this week or not.

Posted: April 3, 2009 18:38   Comments: 2
Guatemalans shed tears of frustration over U.S. immigration

From the Field

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
Q&A: Ask questions on resources in the developing world

Ask Your Questions

Q&A: Ask questions 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 30, 2009 11:34   Comments: 0
Street gangs target and kill bus drivers in Guatemala

From the Field

Street gangs target and kill bus drivers in Guatemala

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about the ongoing violence instigated by street gangs in Guatemala. Approximately 33 bus drivers have been killed so far this year.

Posted: March 30, 2009 09:24   Comments: 3
Week in review: Clinton in Mexico, Israel and the Taliban

Week in Review (Video)

Week in review: Clinton in Mexico, Israel and the Taliban

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Deborah Amos of National Public Radio discuss the week's top stories: Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico, Israel's new government and prospects for peace and a troubling new report on ties between Pakistan's intelligence services and the Taliban.

Posted: March 27, 2009 13:54   Comments: 2
Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

In the Newsroom

Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner recently reported on the signature series Cuba After Fidel. He describes the mixed emotions of Cubans who now enjoy more freedoms but sometimes still lack sufficient food and face ongoing travel challenges as a result of U.S. policy.

Posted: March 27, 2009 09:39   Comments: 8
U.S. shares responsibility for Mexico’s drug violence

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U.S. shares responsibility for Mexico’s drug violence

Leonardo Martinez-Diaz of the Brookings institute discusses the implications of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico.

Posted: March 26, 2009 12:06   Comments: 0
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