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Burmese refugees rounded up and sold in Malaysia

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Burmese refugees rounded up and sold in Malaysia

In Malaysia, some immigration officials have been accused of involvement in selling refugees from Myanmar, also known as Burma, to gangs in Thailand.

Posted: July 13, 2009 12:21   Comments: 9
Malaysian immigration officials implicated in human trafficking

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Malaysian immigration officials implicated in human trafficking

Elaine Pearson, deputy director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the status of the Myanmar refugees in Malaysia and the problem of human trafficking in Asia.

Posted: July 13, 2009 12:20   Comments: 5
With no future in sight, young Pakistanis pick up arms

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With no future in sight, young Pakistanis pick up arms

A Pakistani-American writes that a lack of economic opportunities has led many Pakistani youths, including herself, to leave the country. Those too poor or who lack the connections to flee often turn to violence.

Posted: April 23, 2009 10:50   Comments: 2
Street gangs target and kill bus drivers in Guatemala

From the Field

Street gangs target and kill bus drivers in Guatemala

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about the ongoing violence instigated by street gangs in Guatemala. Approximately 33 bus drivers have been killed so far this year.

Posted: March 30, 2009 09:24   Comments: 3

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