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Far-right Dutch party makes big gains in local elections

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Far-right Dutch party makes big gains in local elections

The Netherlands today held municipal elections in hundreds of cities and towns across the country. The Freedom Party, a populist, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigration party led by Geert Wilders, ran in just two of those elections. In one city, it came in first, and in the other city, the Hague, it came in second. The party wants to outlaw Muslim headscarves in Holland.

Posted: March 4, 2010 13:58   Comments: 70
Mexican economy hard hit by drop in U.S. remittances

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Mexican economy hard hit by drop in U.S. remittances

Mexicans abroad are sending less money home to their families as a result of the global financial downturn and rising unemployment levels. These remittances are the country's second largest source of foreign currency -- after oil sales. Their rapid decline has hit the Mexican economy particularly hard. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Rodolfo de la Garza.

Posted: February 16, 2010 15:28   Comments: 11
Germany to require immigrants to sign integration contracts

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Germany to require immigrants to sign integration contracts

Germany has plan for an "integration contracts" that new immigrants must sign, laying out services available to immigrant communities and detailing the expectations of new arrivals. Martin Seemungal reported late last year on the rising Christian-Muslim tensions in the city of Cologne.

Posted: November 23, 2009 21:55   Comments: 68
Gay refugees flee persecution but remain at risk

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Gay refugees flee persecution but remain at risk

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil interviews Neil Grungras of ORAM, a not-for-profit organization providing legal assistance for refugees fleeing sexual or gender based violence. He describes the difficulties faced by gay, lesbian and transgender refugees who often flee persecution only to find continuing harassment while in transit.

Posted: November 23, 2009 15:41   Comments: 2
Shutting the doors to immigrants during tough times

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Shutting the doors to immigrants during tough times

Tough time in Britain have fueled a growing debate about immigration -- and a backlash that is forcing the government to respond. The issue is jobs, and Gordon Brown's aides worry that the government has been too quiet on immigration. Should countries that have historically welcomed immigrants close their doors during tough economic times?

Posted: November 13, 2009 12:10   Comments: 67
Making immigrants feel at home in their new countries

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Making immigrants feel at home in their new countries

Tonight's show takes a broader look at relations between Muslims and other groups in Europe, where the Muslim community makes up five percent of the population - 38 million people. Yet xenophobia is on the rise. Nadim Baba of Al Jazeera English reports from Dresden, Germany.

Posted: October 27, 2009 11:15   Comments: 36
Head-to-toe Islamic veil rare in France

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Head-to-toe Islamic veil rare in France

A report by French newspaper Le Monde revealed that just 367 women wear the full Islamic veil in France. Worldfocus contributor Ben Piven explains the tension surrounding the French government's attempts to restrict Islamic dress.

Posted: September 1, 2009 10:30   Comments: 6
Pakistan’s next generation looks to escape abroad

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Pakistan’s next generation looks to escape abroad

As Pakistan reels from both the global financial crisis and the Taliban-led insurgency, many young Pakistanis are looking for a brighter future abroad. Worldfocus contributing blogger Faisal Kapadia in Karachi describes the bleak mindset of Pakistan's next generation.

Posted: July 30, 2009 11:03   Comments: 1
Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

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Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

Lisa Biagiotti is reporting from Jamaica for a series of Worldfocus signature stories. She recently visited her grandfather’s grave in the Chinese cemetery in Kingston and shares a personal story of death and renewal of the Chinese community in Jamaica.

Posted: May 12, 2009 09:53   Comments: 14
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
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