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Archive for April, 2009

Full Show: April 20, 2009

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Full Show: April 20, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, April 20: A global economic reality check, Latvia's economic slide, Iran's president at the U.N. Racism Conference and survivors of the Holocaust.

Posted: April 20, 2009 16:32   Comments: 3
Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

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Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

Until the global recession, the former Soviet republic of Latvia was experiencing the kind of growth that some described as miraculous. Now, it has all tumbled down, with unemployment at 14.5 percent.

Posted: April 20, 2009 14:41   Comments: 8
Will action follow words after Americas summit?

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Will action follow words after Americas summit?

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about the significance of the Summit of the Americas over the weekend and provides some context for Obama's position on Cuba.

Posted: April 20, 2009 13:34   Comments: 3
Global market gains mask long-term economic problems

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Global market gains mask long-term economic problems

Despite the recession, many world financial markets have risen sharply in the last six weeks, but analysts warn that those gains mask the deep economic problems that remain and will continue for some time. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the economic outlook for the rest of 2009.

Posted: April 20, 2009 13:33   Comments: 1
Surrounded by war, Congolese women find beauty

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Surrounded by war, Congolese women find beauty

The fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has lasted for more than a decade and killed more than 5 million people. Some Congolese women living under the most adverse conditions are still struggling to preserve something precious to them -- their beauty.

Posted: April 20, 2009 08:33   Comments: 2
Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

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Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

China is seeing the consequences of excessive water usage and grazing as millions of acres of fertile farmland transform into desert. The country has relocated some of its farmers. Sean Gallagher of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visits the arid town of Hongsibao in the highlands of north-central China.

Posted: April 20, 2009 07:50   Comments: 0
Colored shirts, Cuba and cops

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Colored shirts, Cuba and cops

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Posted: April 17, 2009 17:34   Comments: 0
Full Show: April 17, 2009

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Full Show: April 17, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, April 17: Deteriorating conditions in Pakistan, Cuba, beauty in DR Congo and the week in review.

Posted: April 17, 2009 17:23   Comments: 1
Q&A: Ask your questions about Sri Lanka’s civil war

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Q&A: Ask your questions about Sri Lanka’s civil war

As the Sri Lankan military wages a bloody battle against the rebel Tamil Tigers, civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio explores the background to the conflict and what the future holds for Sri Lanka. Listen now.

Posted: April 17, 2009 17:16   Comments: 12
Tamil diaspora rises in protest of Sri Lanka conflict

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Tamil diaspora rises in protest of Sri Lanka conflict

As the Sri Lankan military encroaches on the rebel Tamil Tigers, protests are rising up around the world — from London to Oslo to Ottawa — as Tamils living abroad demonstrate against the Sri Lankan offensive. Nirmala Rajasingam, a Sri Lankan Tamil activist who lives in exile in London, argues that Tamil protesters abroad need to face difficult truths about the Tamil Tigers and their tactics.

Posted: April 17, 2009 17:14   Comments: 10

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