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Haiti’s poor infrastructure accelerates heavy death toll

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Haiti’s poor infrastructure accelerates heavy death toll

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt writes about navigating Haiti's dilapidated infrastructure where simple trips of a few miles in length can turn into a half-day adventures with roads abruptly dead-ending in forests or standing water.

Posted: January 14, 2010 17:15   Comments: 4
Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

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Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

In the Thai capital of Bangkok, traffic is an unpleasant fact of life year-round, reports Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English.

Posted: August 14, 2009 10:37   Comments: 1
Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

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Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

Thailand's Skytrain opened in 1999, in an effort to relieve the country's crowded roads and frequent traffic jams. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that despite continued economic and political troubles, Thailand has worked to improve infrastructure and its mass transit system sets an example for neighboring Asian countries.

Posted: May 11, 2009 11:28   Comments: 2
China releases student death toll in Sichuan earthquake

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China releases student death toll in Sichuan earthquake

Officials in China have released the names of 5,335 children who died in the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province last year, many of them in classrooms that crumbled in the quake. Parents and activists disputed the findings.

Posted: May 7, 2009 10:19   Comments: 1
Food instability and poor infrastructure affect Liberians

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Food instability and poor infrastructure affect Liberians

Though the civil war ended years ago, Liberia remains politically and economically unstable -- and more may suffer as food and fuel prices rise around the world. A Worldfocus contributing blogger encounters a trio of problems in Liberia: food, money and transportation.

Posted: March 23, 2009 10:15   Comments: 6
Tajikistan weathers energy, food shortages through winter

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Tajikistan weathers energy, food shortages through winter

Hundreds of people in Tajikistan died in the cold or went hungry last winter due to electricity shortages and crop devastation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes from Tajikistan to describe the conditions that the country's people still endure.

Posted: March 12, 2009 11:25   Comments: 2
Corruption, deprivation and faulty infrastructure plague Iraq

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Corruption, deprivation and faulty infrastructure plague Iraq

Despite a reduction in violence and democratic elections in Iraq, the U.S. Department of State’s recently-released report on conditions in Iraq throughout 2008 stated that there is “widespread, severe corruption at all levels of government.”

Posted: February 26, 2009 16:16   Comments: 8
Rumors circulate in Liberia that water will turn to blood

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Rumors circulate in Liberia that water will turn to blood

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that Liberia's water supply -- already crippled by the country's civil war -- has been further harmed by superstition and rumors.

Posted: February 25, 2009 09:40   Comments: 2
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
Hurricanes raze Haitian infrastructure; second school falls

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Hurricanes raze Haitian infrastructure; second school falls

A school partially collapsed in Haiti today, the second in a week. After suffering four hurricanes in the space of a month, Haitian infrastructure is in decay.

Posted: November 12, 2008 23:00   Comments: 0

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