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Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

Extended Interview

Class divisions widen in racially free South Africa

Despite legal racial equality, social and economic structures continue to enforce a wide poverty gap in South Africa. Dr. Xolela Mangcu of the Platform for Public Deliberation discusses the country's economic and class divide.

Posted: February 25, 2009 12:26   Comments: 3
Q&A: Behind Hugo Chávez and Latin America’s “left”

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Q&A: Behind Hugo Chávez and Latin America’s “left”

Next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. EST, Worldfocus.org's radio show will explore anti-American Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and go behind the rise of the Latin American left. Ask your questions here.

Posted: February 20, 2009 19:51   Comments: 0
Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

Sights & Sounds (video)

Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.

Posted: February 20, 2009 15:29   Comments: 4
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
Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

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Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns

Months after the storms have passed, some Haitians are trying to dig their homes out of 10 to 15 feet of mud. Worldfocus explores how long-gone storms continue to interfere with day-to-day life.

Posted: February 18, 2009 15:04   Comments: 1
I’ve never met Stalin, but I held his brain

In the Newsroom

I’ve never met Stalin, but I held his brain

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge describes his visit to the Institute of Brain, a facility in Moscow where the former Soviet Union preserved the brain tissue of its most notable citizens -- and where he held the remnants of Josef Stalin's brain.

Posted: February 18, 2009 07:24   Comments: 1
Cambodia launches trial of Khmer Rouge official

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Cambodia launches trial of Khmer Rouge official

Cambodia began the trial of a man who ran the Tuol Sleng prison and torture center during the Khmer Rouge regime. From 1975 to 1979, more than 1.7 million people were killed or died under the Communist regime.

Posted: February 17, 2009 16:14   Comments: 0
Stalin makes a comeback with Russia’s youth

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Stalin makes a comeback with Russia’s youth

Though he is vilified in the U.S. as one of the 20th century's most brutal dictators, and despite the countless deaths his purges caused, Josef Stalin is once again being hailed in Russia.

Posted: February 16, 2009 13:35   Comments: 5
U.N. plans to vaccinate 20m African children in one month

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U.N. plans to vaccinate 20m African children in one month

Ambassador Morten Weltand, the permanent representative of Norway to the United Nations, discusses global immunization programs and progress toward reducing the world's infant mortality.

Posted: February 12, 2009 14:05   Comments: 0
My rendezvous with Rather — circa 1983 and now

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My rendezvous with Rather — circa 1983 and now

When he was a local television reporter in Peoria, Illinois, a young Martin Savidge met veteran journalist Dan Rather. Now, after interviewing Rather this week, the Worldfocus anchor discusses the importance of his iconic global reporting.

Posted: February 12, 2009 07:48   Comments: 4

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