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Crude Movie Trailer

With all the attention focused on BP and the Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico it might be a good time to re,ind people of another tragic oil related case: “Three years in the making, this riveting new documentary … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s forgotten oil spills

BP has said again and again that it will cover the costs of cleaning up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.But away from the cameras, thousands of Nigerians in the Niger Delta, continue to battle for any compensation from … Continue reading

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World Cup spending criticised

South Africa has spent more than $2 billion on infrastructure to get ready for the World Cup, but critics say a lot of the money is pushing aside the poor.Despite ongoing debate over the strength or weakness of economic gains … Continue reading

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Onion News: Is Our Wealth Hurting Africa’s Feelings?

An Onion parody of development and global inequality “In The Know panelists discuss whether we should spare Africa’s feelings by not telling them about the global economy.”

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Girl Up: UN Campaign for Empowering Woman’s Development

Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. … Continue reading

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Poverty key issue in Colombia Election

For eight years Colombia’s outgoing president, Alvaro Uribe, has focused on fighting leftist rebels and trying to attract foreign investment. But millions of Colombians remain poor and feel the government needs to focus more on social programs that will help them … Continue reading

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Brazil: Key facts and figures

Brazil is Latin America’s largest country and the fifth most populous in the world with nearly 193 million people. Its economy is forecast to grow 6.5% this year. A social welfare scheme introduced by President Lula in 2003 has transformed … Continue reading

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In China’s Land Rush, Rights Are Often Trampled

An interesting article from the New York Times highlighting the inequalities caused by the the real estate and property boom in China. After living in China for 5 years I can relate to the impact this is having. Actually, if … Continue reading

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Half a Billion People Left Behind in China’s Economic Rush

According to World Bank figures, nearly 500 million Chinese people still live on less than $2 a day. The rural poor feel that the profits from China’s economic expansion have passed them by. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8668086.stm

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