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Globalization reshapes the face of recession

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Globalization reshapes the face of recession

Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the latest unemployment numbers in the U.S. and the future of the global economy.

Posted: December 5, 2008 11:00   Comments: 1
Brazil recovers from its own “Hurricane Katrina”

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Brazil recovers from its own “Hurricane Katrina”

Floods in southern Brazil killed at least 117 and drove more than 100,000 from their homes.

Posted: December 5, 2008 10:17   Comments: 0
U.S. auto industry distress ripples abroad

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U.S. auto industry distress ripples abroad

International finance expert Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek considers the future of the American automotive industry.

Posted: December 4, 2008 15:03   Comments: 0
Tijuana police chief fired after bloody weekend

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Tijuana police chief fired after bloody weekend

Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University discusses developments in Tijuana's drug war after 37 people were killed in the city over the past weekend.

Posted: December 3, 2008 16:27   Comments: 2
Canadian coalition moves to unseat prime minister

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Canadian coalition moves to unseat prime minister

Canada's major opposition parties signed an agreement to form a coalition on Monday and now sit poised to overthrow Stephen Harper's conservative minority government.

Posted: December 3, 2008 11:24   Comments: 18
Birth is deadly for Guatemalan women

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Birth is deadly for Guatemalan women

Every minute, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, and Guatemala has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in Latin America.

Posted: December 2, 2008 14:12   Comments: 7
Coffee producers lead fight against cancer in Nicaragua

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Coffee producers lead fight against cancer in Nicaragua

Cervical cancer is the number one killer of women in Latin America, but Nicaraguan women are finding hope with the help of the country's top export -- coffee.

Posted: December 1, 2008 11:25   Comments: 19
OPEC to consider third round of oil production cuts

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OPEC to consider third round of oil production cuts

OPEC members are scheduled to meet this Saturday to discuss cutting production due to plunging prices.

Posted: November 28, 2008 17:39   Comments: 0
Russian president makes first trip to Venezuela

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Russian president makes first trip to Venezuela

Nikolas Kozloff explains the significance of Dmitiri Medvedev's meeting with Hugo Chávez in Venezuela.

Posted: November 26, 2008 15:01   Comments: 1
Brazil emerges as an oil giant

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Brazil emerges as an oil giant

Worldfocus explores the P-51 offshore oil platform near Angra dos Reis, which for many represents not only the future of oil exploration but also the future of Brazil.

Posted: November 25, 2008 19:53   Comments: 3

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