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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.