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Siberian indigenous group threatened in northern Russia

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Siberian indigenous group threatened in northern Russia

Our Worldfocus series Indigenous Cultures continues with a look at the Khanty people, who live inside the Arctic Circle in Russian Siberia. We chose this story because it illustrates how the drive toward what is often called "progress" can threaten a traditional culture. Jonah Hull of Al Jazeera English reports on the Khanty people of northern Siberia.

Posted: February 25, 2010 17:01   Comments: 7
India launches countrywide slum mapping campaign

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India launches countrywide slum mapping campaign

The government of India announced plans earlier this week to do comprehensive mapping of slums in the entire country -- to further the ambitious goal of making India slum-free within five years. Worldfocus spoke with Pratima Joshi of Shelter Associates for more on slum mapping.

Posted: February 25, 2010 16:50   Comments: 10
Economic contagion spreads throughout Eurozone

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Economic contagion spreads throughout Eurozone

A wave of unrest is building across Europe, as governments there seek to impose austerity measures. Several European countries -- Greece, Spain and Ireland -- are deeply in debt and under intense pressure to slash spending. For more, Martin Savidge interviews John Authers, and Deutsche Welle reports from around Europe.

Posted: February 24, 2010 17:17   Comments: 20
Worldfocus Radio: Rwanda as Regional Power

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Worldfocus Radio: Rwanda as Regional Power

Rwanda has come a long way since a horrific genocide 16 years ago resulted in the death of around 800,000 Tutsis, as well as "moderate" Hutus who opposed the genocidaires. The Rwandan leader is often seen as a model for the developing world. Martin Savidge hosts Stephen Kinzer and Noel Twagiramungu to discuss the issues.

Posted: February 24, 2010 14:57   Comments: 13
Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

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Brazil’s ruling party picks successor to Lula

Brazil's ruling Workers' Party (PT) nominated Dilma Roussef on Saturday, February 20, as its presidential candidate for the upcoming October 3 general election. Bloggers debate the implications for Lula's handpicked successor.

Posted: February 24, 2010 11:50   Comments: 0
In Canada’s Arctic, finding hope with the help of a circus

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In Canada’s Arctic, finding hope with the help of a circus

In the tiny Canadian Arctic town of Igloolik, where there are barely 1,500 inhabitants, around 5 young adults commit suicide every year. Filmmaker Linda Matchan, in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is documenting the efforts of a circus troupe there called Artcirq, formed to offer young people hope.

Posted: February 23, 2010 17:10   Comments: 4
Western hemisphere leaders challenge U.S. dominance

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Western hemisphere leaders challenge U.S. dominance

The dispute between Britain and Argentina over oil exploration in the Falkland Islands was just one of the topics on the agenda at a meeting today of Latin American leaders in Mexico. Thirty-two leaders from the Americas agreed to create a new regional cooperation organization. For more, Martin Savidge interviews Christopher Sabatini.

Posted: February 23, 2010 16:25   Comments: 52
An American bloc without its big players?

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An American bloc without its big players?

More than 30 heads of state met this week for a summit designed to create an alternative to the Organization of American States. The conference, however, has been overshadowed by a spat between Colombia's Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. Worldfocus looks at reactions from U.S. and Latin American writers.

Posted: February 23, 2010 16:22   Comments: 5
Cyber-security risks test U.S. government preparedness

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Cyber-security risks test U.S. government preparedness

We take a look beyond the headlines at increasing concerns over cyber-security, a problem that was recently highlighted by an online assault on Google from China. This event added to fears about a digital attack that could cripple the information superhighway. For more, Martin Savidge interviews James Lewis.

Posted: February 22, 2010 16:46   Comments: 3
Weekly W. Bank protest in Bil’in celebrates 5th anniversary

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Weekly W. Bank protest in Bil’in celebrates 5th anniversary

Every Friday since 2005, Palestinian protesters have rallied in the town of Bil’in against the barrier erected by the Israeli government that effectively cuts off Palestinians there from their agricultural land. Last Friday, the fifth anniversary of the Bil'in demonstrations, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad joined 1,000 marchers. Read different perspectives on the protests.

Posted: February 22, 2010 14:31   Comments: 19
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