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Rural Africans may see a bright side to financial crisis

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Rural Africans may see a bright side to financial crisis

The global recession may cost the African continent billions in aid, and several African leaders have acknowledged that they underestimated the effects of the financial crisis. However, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that there is a bright side for rural Africans.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
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
What’s a trillion here or there, among friends?

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What’s a trillion here or there, among friends?

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses what really came out of the G-20 meeting (besides the $1.1 trillion pledged), including Fidel Castro's positive outlook on U.S.-China relations.

Posted: April 3, 2009 15:42   Comments: 1
G-20 agrees to regulation crackdown amid ongoing protests

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G-20 agrees to regulation crackdown amid ongoing protests

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times of London discusses whether the measures announced by the G-20 leaders in London will have a real impact on the global economic crisis.

Posted: April 2, 2009 14:55   Comments: 0
Obama, Russia’s Medvedev agree to cut nuclear arsenals

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Obama, Russia’s Medvedev agree to cut nuclear arsenals

After President Barack Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and both agreed to reduce nuclear arsenals, a Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the broader implications of "resetting" relations with Russia.

Posted: April 2, 2009 09:07   Comments: 0
Is G-20 the right institution to handle economic crisis?

Perspectives

Is G-20 the right institution to handle economic crisis?

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares for the G-20 economic summit and offers assurances that differences between world leaders are exaggerated, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that member states' interests are too divergent to find an economic fix, and that the G-20 is not a representative international body.

Posted: April 1, 2009 16:21   Comments: 1
G-20 countries split over way out of economic crisis

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G-20 countries split over way out of economic crisis

Reginald Dale, a senior fellow in the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the divide over regulation between France and Germany and the UK and U.S. and whether Russia will respond to President Obama's pledge to "reset" the relationship with Russia.

Posted: April 1, 2009 14:33   Comments: 4
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
Q&A: Ask questions on resources in the developing world

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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
Once a magnet for immigrants, Spain’s jobs are vanishing

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Once a magnet for immigrants, Spain’s jobs are vanishing

For years, as Spain's economy soared, immigrants poured into the country from Africa, Eastern Europe and even South America. It was a land of opportunity -- but no longer, with jobs vanishing and antagonism growing.

Posted: March 25, 2009 16:44   Comments: 9
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