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Archive for February, 2009

Global stocks erode after Obama signs stimulus package

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Global stocks erode after Obama signs stimulus package

Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the U.S. stimulus package and the steady decline of world markets, particularly in Europe.

Posted: February 20, 2009 10:08   Comments: 1
Relying on Twitter for news of Madagascar’s political crisis

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Relying on Twitter for news of Madagascar’s political crisis

A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the scarcity of media coverage of Madagascar's political crisis, relying heavily on citizen journalists and social media networks.

Posted: February 20, 2009 08:26   Comments: 3
Martin Savidge analyzes Iran on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

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Martin Savidge analyzes Iran on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge visited the set of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss developments in Iran.

Posted: February 20, 2009 07:00   Comments: 3
Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

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Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

The cookies -- made of dirt, butter and salt -- hold little nutritional value, but manage to keep Haiti's poor alive. The recipe has been passed down through generations of Haitians.

Posted: February 19, 2009 20:20   Comments: 84
Full Show: February 19, 2009

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Full Show: February 19, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, February 19: Obama in Canada, returning to Africa, Hillary Clinton in South Korea, British detainees and surviving on dirt cookies in Haiti.

Posted: February 19, 2009 17:53   Comments: 0
Betting on cockfights for fast money in Haitian slum

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Betting on cockfights for fast money in Haitian slum

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt stumbles upon one of several cockfighting matches held every Sunday in the slums of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

Posted: February 19, 2009 17:44   Comments: 1
Obama visits Canada amid alarm over U.S. protectionism

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Obama visits Canada amid alarm over U.S. protectionism

Alison Smith of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation discusses Barack Obama's trip to Canada, which was reportedly alarmed by the "Buy American" provision in the stimulus package that Obama signed this week.

Posted: February 19, 2009 15:17   Comments: 1
Haiti’s government must rebuild trust to repair nation

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Haiti’s government must rebuild trust to repair nation

Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis took office in September, succeeding a former prime minister who was ousted amid riots. Pierre-Louis discusses how she and the rest of the government can work to overcome Haitians' distrust.

Posted: February 19, 2009 12:55   Comments: 8
Clinton calls North Korea’s future leadership uncertain

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Clinton calls North Korea’s future leadership uncertain

Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses how U.S. Secretary of State Clinton will be received in South Korea, what her agenda will be and policy towards North Korea.

Posted: February 19, 2009 10:12   Comments: 2
No. Korea spews blustery rhetoric as Clinton arrives in So.

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No. Korea spews blustery rhetoric as Clinton arrives in So.

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to South Korea as North Korea announces that it is ready for war with South Korea and may be testing a long-range missile.

Posted: February 19, 2009 09:19   Comments: 0

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