This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

All Posts Tagged With: "Ara Ayer"

Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

Signature Video

Filipino children driven to the streets by crushing poverty

UNICEF estimates that one billion children live in poverty -- almost every second child in the world. The Philippines can be seen as a microcosm of the problem, with children driven to the streets. One man -- a former child of the streets himself -- is trying to help.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:25   Comments: 25
Former U.S. bases in the Philippines transform and thrive

Signature Video

Former U.S. bases in the Philippines transform and thrive

The American troop presence in the Philippines is tiny compared to what it was before two major U.S. military bases closed down almost two decades ago. In the years since, a stunning transformation has taken place, turning those bases from the ash heap of history into thriving economic enterprises.

Posted: September 28, 2009 13:21   Comments: 5
Pickaxes break silence of Bolivia’s expansive salt flats

Sights & Sounds (video)

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

Interview (video)

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
Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy

Signature Video

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

Signature Video

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
Passing through a drug checkpoint in Bolivia’s mountains

Sights & Sounds (video)

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

Signature Video

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

Signature Video

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
Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

From the Field

Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

Worldfocus producer Ara Ayer reported on a signature series from the Baltics and writes about those nations' efforts to retain their national and cultural identities, even as the global economic crisis looms and Russia reemerges as a world power.

Posted: April 9, 2009 12:07   Comments: 4

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television