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Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

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Gay men in Jamaica must lead two separate lives

Lisa Biagiotti shares the story of a gay Jamaican who received asylum in the U.S. on the basis of his sexuality. Though he is free from persecution, he still wrestles with issues of secrecy and religion, and his family in Jamaica still doesn't know he's gay.

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:08   Comments: 11
Pickaxes break silence of Bolivia’s expansive salt flats

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Pickaxes break silence of Bolivia’s expansive salt flats

Witness the desolate quiet of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni salt flats, sitting on top of one of the world's largest lithium reserves.

Posted: May 15, 2009 12:24   Comments: 0
Morales: U.S. must “restore trust” with Bolivia

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Morales: U.S. must “restore trust” with Bolivia

In an exclusive interview, Bolivian President Evo Morales discusses an assassination plot that targeted him, why he chose to expel U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg and the future of U.S.-Bolivian relations.

Posted: May 14, 2009 12:48   Comments: 1
Muslim entrepreneurs adhere to Islam’s economic code

Perspectives

Muslim entrepreneurs adhere to Islam’s economic code

Islam's economic code strictly forbids borrowing money on interest. Worldfocus contributor Luv Puri explores how Muslim-American entrepreneurs are reconciling the economic guidelines of their faith with the capitalist system in the U.S.

Posted: May 14, 2009 10:46   Comments: 3
Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy

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Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy

Bolivia controls nearly half of the world's reserves of lithium, a metal crucial for electric cars and other alternative energy technologies. But who will benefit from this discovery is creating controversy.

Posted: May 13, 2009 12:51   Comments: 2
Bolivian land reform comes under fire from landowners

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Bolivian land reform comes under fire from landowners

The Bolivian government is implementing land reform designed to help the poor, under which the government can seize and redistribute land to indigenous farmers. It's a proposal that has left many landowners unhappy.

Posted: May 12, 2009 13:43   Comments: 3
Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

From the Field

Generations meet in Jamaica’s Chinese cemetery

Lisa Biagiotti is reporting from Jamaica for a series of Worldfocus signature stories. She recently visited her grandfather’s grave in the Chinese cemetery in Kingston and shares a personal story of death and renewal of the Chinese community in Jamaica.

Posted: May 12, 2009 09:53   Comments: 14
Passing through a drug checkpoint in Bolivia’s mountains

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Passing through a drug checkpoint in Bolivia’s mountains

Along a major highway in the Yungas forest of the eastern Andes, Bolivian troops stop about 500 vehicles per day looking for cocaine and the chemicals that help process it. Families, commercial trucks and busses all make their way through this checkpoint, allowing troops to inspect their vehicles.

Posted: May 11, 2009 15:37   Comments: 0
Bolivians depend on coca plant despite anti-drug efforts

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Bolivians depend on coca plant despite anti-drug efforts

Bolivian leader Evo Morales recently expelled U.S. drug enforcement agents from the country. Bolivia's Yungas region is one of the world's leading sources of the coca plant -- the key ingredient in the production of cocaine. But many impoverished Bolivians depend on the coca plant for their livelihood.

Posted: May 11, 2009 12:37   Comments: 4
In Mexico, viral campaigning in a time of viruses

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In Mexico, viral campaigning in a time of viruses

As the confirmed number of H1N1 flu cases worldwide surpasses 2,000, Mexico is returning to normal as businesses resume. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, the epidemic may have a lasting impact on the country's internal politics, as Mexico approaches congressional elections in July.

Posted: May 7, 2009 09:26   Comments: 0

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