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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
Latvian farmers weather economic storm

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Latvian farmers weather economic storm

Kristina Rizga of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting writes about how farmers are coping with the difficult economic times in Latvia, where the economy is expected to contract by 16.5 percent this year.

Posted: May 25, 2009 12:08   Comments: 2
Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

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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

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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
Latvians hold their breath with economy on the brink

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Latvians hold their breath with economy on the brink

Worldfocus producer Sally Garner is in Riga, Latvia, reporting on the country’s floundering economy. She writes about how the financial crisis has impacted daily life in Latvia.

Posted: March 6, 2009 12:30   Comments: 8
Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

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Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute discusses the social and political fallout from the economic crisis. Riots and protests have occurred across the world, leading to concern that the economic slide is going to lead to much more unrest.

Posted: January 28, 2009 16:45   Comments: 1

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