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Spain’s olive growers face trouble with economy in the pits

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Spain’s olive growers face trouble with economy in the pits

In Spain, where the unemployment rate is the highest in Europe, almost no one is immune from the global recession -- not even the many olive growers there.

Posted: March 24, 2009 15:15   Comments: 8
Housing collapse spells doom for Spain’s tile makers

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Housing collapse spells doom for Spain’s tile makers

Spain has an unemployment rate of 14.8 percent, the highest in Western Europe. In the town of Vila Real in eastern Spain, many people make their living making tiles. But suddenly, after the housing bubble burst, no one wants or needs what they make.

Posted: March 23, 2009 14:11   Comments: 0
The not so friendly skies of Spain’s budget airline

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The not so friendly skies of Spain’s budget airline

Worldfocus special correspondent Martin Seemungal writes about what it's like to be a mobile journalist and vents about his luggage mishap in Spain.

Posted: March 23, 2009 10:56   Comments: 6
Cigarettes flicker in Spain despite ban on smoking

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Cigarettes flicker in Spain despite ban on smoking

In 2006, Spain banned smoking in offices, hospitals, schools and enclosed spaces. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal is reporting from Spain and writes that three years later, despite the law, the air is still thick with smoke.

Posted: March 12, 2009 10:16   Comments: 8
Poor white South Africans blame reverse discrimination

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Poor white South Africans blame reverse discrimination

To some extent, the economic playing field has been leveled since the end of apartheid 15 years ago. But that has had another impact -- white poverty has doubled since 1994.

Posted: February 26, 2009 20:52   Comments: 57
So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

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So. African immigrants take refuge in camps outside cities

A South African aid worker discusses Cape Town's immigrant dwellings in in camps on the outskirts of communities. She discusses strategies for assimilation with the South Africans who reject them.

Posted: February 26, 2009 16:01   Comments: 1
Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

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Immigrants in South Africa deal with hostility, xenophobia

Last year, waves of attacks on immigrants swept through South Africa. Now those same immigrants are caught between violence in a country that wants them to leave, and the danger of returning to home countries that don't want them back.

Posted: February 25, 2009 13:32   Comments: 12
Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

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Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

Despite legal racial equality, social and economic structures continue to enforce a wide poverty gap in South Africa. Dr. Xolela Mangcu of the Platform for Public Deliberation discusses the country's economic and class divide.

Posted: February 25, 2009 12:26   Comments: 3
Fighting the stigma and treating HIV across South Africa

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Fighting the stigma and treating HIV across South Africa

Mobile testing units offer free test results and spread the message that living with HIV is not a death sentence, but a chronic disease.

Posted: February 24, 2009 18:44   Comments: 0
AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

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AIDS ravages 1,000 people per day in South Africa

Worldfocus correspondent Martin Seemungal explores the stigma and denial of AIDS in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where the prevalence of AIDS is the highest in South Africa.

Posted: February 24, 2009 14:36   Comments: 2
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