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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
Rising food prices punish rich and poor in India

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Rising food prices punish rich and poor in India

The Indian government says food prices have increased almost 20 percent over last year, reaching a 10-year high. That is adversely affecting most of India's 1.1 billion people. Worldfocus producers Mary Lockhart and Ara Ayer and correspondent Daljit Dhaliwal report on the food crisis from the slums to high-rise buildings of Delhi.

Posted: December 21, 2009 17:06   Comments: 7
Chile’s privatized social security may risk bankruptcy

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Chile’s privatized social security may risk bankruptcy

Chile has gone further than any other country in privatizing social security, embracing private pension accounts in 1981. But the fund will soon be paying out more than it takes in and is projected to be exhausted by 2036. Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus reports on the health of private social security and new regulation from the Chilean government.

Posted: December 10, 2009 17:33   Comments: 2
The legacy of the ‘Chicago Boys’ lives on in Chile

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The legacy of the ‘Chicago Boys’ lives on in Chile

Chile is among Latin America's most prosperous nations. Some analysts partially attribute the success to a group of economists from Chicago. Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus traveled to Chile earlier this year to explore the lasting legacy of the "Chicago Boys."

Posted: December 9, 2009 16:25   Comments: 10
25 years after Bhopal tragedy, pain and uncertainty linger

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25 years after Bhopal tragedy, pain and uncertainty linger

Today is the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India. Last year, Daljit Dhaliwal visited Bhopal while reporting in India. She toured the site of the tragedy and saw how the people of the area still live with the aftermath. Also, in an extended interview, eyewitness Lalit Shastri describes the horror of the event.

Posted: December 3, 2009 21:58   Comments: 3
Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

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Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus traveled to Chile, a country with universal health care coverage. However, treatment actually depends on what disease you have and how likely you are to be cured.

Posted: December 2, 2009 18:15   Comments: 0
Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

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Journalists risk their lives reporting in the Philippines

Correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer report from the Philippines where there are more newspapers in print, more points of view and more influence in broadcast journalism than ever before. But since People Power in 1986, more than 70 journalists have been murdered.

Posted: November 3, 2009 17:56   Comments: 4
Love-hate feelings complicate U.S.-Philippines relationship

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Love-hate feelings complicate U.S.-Philippines relationship

From 50 years of American colonial rule to the emigration of Filipino nurses and a love of basketball, Correspondent Mark Litke and Producer Ara Ayer report on the unique historical relationship between the U.S. and Philippines from Manila.

Posted: November 2, 2009 18:20   Comments: 2
How Chile weathered the global economic downturn

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How Chile weathered the global economic downturn

In this wide-ranging interview, Chilean finance minister Andres Velasco speaks about Chile's privatization of social security, its past and present fiscal policy, and the lessons advisors have learned from economic cycles of the past.

Posted: October 14, 2009 16:06   Comments: 0
Chile squirrels away copper fortunes and spends prudently

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Chile squirrels away copper fortunes and spends prudently

Correspondent Edie Magnus reports on how the Chilean government has prudently managed its windfall copper profits. Chile is now financing public works projects, creating jobs and doling out cash stipends to the poor.

Posted: October 13, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
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