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Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba

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Social, economic change is in the air in post-Fidel Cuba

With Raúl Castro now in charge, change is in the air and being talked about openly in Cuba's streets, from young people testing the limits of protest to the government forging new economic partnerships around the globe.

Posted: March 9, 2009 12:49   Comments: 5
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
Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

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Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive

Haiti is a tiny island country in the Caribbean and the poorest in the Western hemisphere. In their struggle to survive, Haitians are destroying the very elements of their environment that sustain them.

Posted: February 18, 2009 14:01   Comments: 23
Israeli company builds infrastructure for world’s electric cars

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Israeli company builds infrastructure for world’s electric cars

One Israeli company is not just promoting the use of electric cars but designing an entire system to service them, with battery charging stations. Many countries are expressing great interest.

Posted: February 9, 2009 15:12   Comments: 16
One in five Israeli citizens is Arab

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One in five Israeli citizens is Arab

The history of conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors is well-documented. A story told not nearly as often is the relationship between Arabs and Jews within Israel, as approximately one in five Israelis is Arab.

Posted: February 5, 2009 15:55   Comments: 66
Immigrants and religions redefine Israeli society

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Immigrants and religions redefine Israeli society

The wave of immigration over the past few decades has changed the face of Israel. Also, some 20 percent of Israelis are Muslims, Christians and other minorities.

Posted: February 4, 2009 15:25   Comments: 42
The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

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The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan explains Singapore's health care system and compares it to systems in the U.S. and Britain in this extended interview.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:57   Comments: 1
Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

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Singapore’s health system saves money and lives

According to the World Health Organization, Singapore has one of the best health care systems in the world. The U.S. spends nearly 17 percent of its GDP on health care, while Singapore spends about 4 percent.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:50   Comments: 11
Vietnam and U.S. outshine shared history of war

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Vietnam and U.S. outshine shared history of war

U.S. ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Michalak comments on the country's challenges and successes.

Posted: January 19, 2009 11:35   Comments: 0
Scenes from “Roman Holiday” play out in Vietnam

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Scenes from “Roman Holiday” play out in Vietnam

Producer Ara Ayer reported on the Worldfocus signature series on Vietnam's economy, perception of Americans and legacies of war. Ara explains why Vietnam represents so much more than a bygone war today.

Posted: January 16, 2009 16:12   Comments: 4

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