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Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

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Dancehall artist sings of poverty plaguing Jamaica’s ghettos

Dancehall artist Spice came under attack because of the sexually-explicit song Rampin' Shop, a duet with Vybz Kartel. But not all of her songs are so graphic. Spice talks about growing up in Jamaica's ghettos and sings a refrain from her new song about her life story.

Posted: October 1, 2009 16:05   Comments: 8
The G-20: A new architecture for a new day?

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The G-20: A new architecture for a new day?

Finally the architecture of the G-20 is changing, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, and the major powers are going through experiments in accountability.

Posted: September 28, 2009 11:57   Comments: 4
Caribbean HIV rate ranks second to sub-Saharan Africa

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Caribbean HIV rate ranks second to sub-Saharan Africa

Daljit Dhaliwal and Julia Greenberg of AIDS-Free World discuss Jamaica's AIDS epidemic within the context of the Caribbean region, address anti-sodomy laws in Jamaica and around the world and identify the successes and shortcomings Jamaica has experienced in containing the epidemic.

Posted: September 25, 2009 11:58   Comments: 3
Deciding who decides at the G-20 summit

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Deciding who decides at the G-20 summit

The agenda for this week’s G-20 meeting is full, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but when leaders sit down in Pittsburgh to discuss banking regulation, energy and poverty alleviation, one question will not be on the table -- the question of who should be at the table in the first place.

Posted: September 24, 2009 11:22   Comments: 3
G-20 countries head into summit with differing priorities

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G-20 countries head into summit with differing priorities

The G-20 summit is getting under way in Pittsburgh. John Authers of the Financial Times discusses the state of the global economy and what may come from the summit.

Posted: September 24, 2009 11:03   Comments: 0
Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

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Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

Jamaica is a land of deep contradictions, writes producer Micah Fink -- a lush tropical country inhabited by hospitable people, but with violence and hatred lurking close to the surface.

Posted: September 23, 2009 13:06   Comments: 8
Political standoff continues in Honduras

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Political standoff continues in Honduras

There is no sign of a quick resolution in the standoff between the de facto Honduran government and the deposed Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner and a contributor in Honduras describe the political climate in the country.

Posted: September 23, 2009 12:16   Comments: 2
Zelaya supporters defy Honduran curfew

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Zelaya supporters defy Honduran curfew

In Honduras, supporters of deposed President Manuel Zelaya again took to the streets on Tuesday night in defiance of a government curfew. Zelaya has been holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Honduras after sneaking back into the country Monday.

Posted: September 23, 2009 12:09   Comments: 2
Jamaica’s AIDS epidemic, by the numbers

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Jamaica’s AIDS epidemic, by the numbers

Producer Micah Fink breaks down the statistics that have been used to characterize Jamaica's HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the gay community.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:41   Comments: 9
Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

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Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

Jamaica may be on the verge of losing its battle against the AIDS epidemic because of deeply entrenched anti-gay attitudes and laws. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report from the front lines of Jamaica's battle against HIV and AIDS, a war waged in the shadows.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:01   Comments: 9

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