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Archive for February, 2009

Poverty preserves racial lines in post-apartheid South Africa

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Poverty preserves racial lines in post-apartheid South Africa

In South Africa, the system of apartheid ended 15 years ago, and since then, many of the racial barriers have broken down. But though they may be equal on paper, many black South Africans still feel unequal due to continuing poverty.

Posted: February 23, 2009 14:10   Comments: 11
U.S. secretly trains Pakistani soldiers to fight insurgents

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U.S. secretly trains Pakistani soldiers to fight insurgents

Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the U.S. task force that is training Pakistani soldiers and the stepped-up drone attacks and U.S. presence in Pakistan.

Posted: February 23, 2009 12:06   Comments: 1
“Slumdog” sweeps Oscars, draws mixed reactions in India

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“Slumdog” sweeps Oscars, draws mixed reactions in India

Danny Boyle's feel-good love story "Slumdog Millionaire," set in Mumbai, won eight Oscars Sunday night. But the movie has faced some criticism in India.

Posted: February 23, 2009 11:47   Comments: 6
Taiwanese men return from mainland China empty-handed

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Taiwanese men return from mainland China empty-handed

In recent years, men from Taiwan left behind families to look for work on the Chinese mainland. Now, as the economic crisis deepens, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger, these men are headed back to Taiwan with empty pockets.

Posted: February 23, 2009 09:39   Comments: 4
Q&A: Behind Hugo Chávez and Latin America’s “left”

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Q&A: Behind Hugo Chávez and Latin America’s “left”

Next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, Worldfocus.org's radio show will explore anti-American Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and go behind the rise of the Latin American left. Ask your questions here.

Posted: February 20, 2009 19:51   Comments: 0
Full Show: February 20, 2009

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Full Show: February 20, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, February 20: The economy, Iran, Israel's new political landscape, Australian animals and the week in review.

Posted: February 20, 2009 17:33   Comments: 1
This week: Economic shock waves, Afghanistan, Pakistan

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This week: Economic shock waves, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the week's top stories: Shock waves in the global economy, the controversial peace plan between Pakistan and Taliban militants and more American troops headed to Afghanistan.

Posted: February 20, 2009 16:13   Comments: 2
Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

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Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.

Posted: February 20, 2009 15:29   Comments: 4
Hard-liner Netanyahu to become Israeli prime minister

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Hard-liner Netanyahu to become Israeli prime minister

Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the hard-line Likud Party who has been asked by the president to form Israel’s next government and become its prime minister.

Posted: February 20, 2009 14:27   Comments: 1
Clinton’s Asia trip, Russian stocks and life in Haiti

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Clinton’s Asia trip, Russian stocks and life in Haiti

Clinton's Asia trip, Russian stocks and life in Haiti. Know your news? Take the quiz.

Posted: February 20, 2009 14:00   Comments: 0

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