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Gender Inequalities: Undesired by Walter Astrada

In India, all women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence. http://mediastorm.com/publication/undesired

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African-American women struggle to overcome wealth gap

A recent academic study found that the gap in wealth between white and black Americans had more than quadrupled between 1984 and 2007. A quarter of all black families, it said, have no assets at all. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10497083.stm

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China’s urban dwellers to exceed rural population

China’s urban population is expected to surpass 700 million in the next five years, exceeding the number of rural dwellers for the first time, the country’s top population policy official was cited as saying in a report Sunday. The shift has … Continue reading

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How Goldman gambled on starvation

Speculators set up a casino where the chips were the stomachs of millions. What does it say about our system that we can so casually inflict so much pain? http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-how-goldman-gambled-on-starvation-2016088.html

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China farmer takes a stand

Anger over property confiscation is one of the main causes of unrest in China, as both authorities and property developers force farmers from their land. But one Chinese farmer has been successfully fighting eviction with the use of a unique … 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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