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Haiti needs structural change to overcome tragic history

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Haiti needs structural change to overcome tragic history

Peter Eisner writes about the roots of Haiti's desperate poverty. Even before the earthquake, Haiti remained mired in poverty for much of its history. There are those who ask why Haiti has been hopelessly poor for so long. Yes, it is one of the first independent republics, but the Haitian people have suffered just as long, victims of colonial folly.

Posted: January 13, 2010 16:23   Comments: 4
Famine eclipses Ethiopia’s beauty and rich history

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Famine eclipses Ethiopia’s beauty and rich history

Twenty-five years after famine devastated Ethiopia, poverty still mars the country's image. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal explores another side of Ethiopia. He reports on Ethiopia's people, religion, beauty and explores the relics that dot the landscape in the northern part of the country.

Posted: October 26, 2009 14:26   Comments: 16
Restoring Joseph Stalin’s image: History or heresy?

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Restoring Joseph Stalin’s image: History or heresy?

In Russia, an effort to restore a Moscow train station has many people concerned the project is also trying to restore the image of former dictator Joseph Stalin. Nina Khruscheva, the granddaughter of former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, discusses Stalin's continuing appeal.

Posted: September 16, 2009 15:48   Comments: 17
Remembering WWII in Poland and Russia

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Remembering WWII in Poland and Russia

World leaders gathered in Poland today to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II amid rising tensions between Russia and Poland. Vladimir Lensky of Russia’s Channel One television and bloggers discuss Russia's role and responsibility in WWII.

Posted: September 1, 2009 16:38   Comments: 2
Meat cleavers and steel poles arm China’s ethnic factions

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Meat cleavers and steel poles arm China’s ethnic factions

This week, western China has endured the worst ethnic violence in decades. A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores the roots of the ethnic clashes between the Muslim Uighurs and the Han Chinese.

Posted: July 7, 2009 12:44   Comments: 0
Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

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Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Turkey. He writes from Istanbul about the country's love for one of its most famed figures, Kemal Ataturk, who appears on everything from office buildings to lapel pins and souvenirs.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:51   Comments: 1
Stalin makes a comeback with Russia’s youth

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Stalin makes a comeback with Russia’s youth

Though he is vilified in the U.S. as one of the 20th century's most brutal dictators, and despite the countless deaths his purges caused, Josef Stalin is once again being hailed in Russia.

Posted: February 16, 2009 13:35   Comments: 5
Government can prevent another Great Depression

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Government can prevent another Great Depression

Peter Coy, economics editor of Business Week magazine, discusses the state of the world economy and the direction it might be headed.

Posted: November 21, 2008 16:48   Comments: 1

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