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Impact of Global Trade on Regional Civilizations
September 20, 2012 /
Bad Cocktail: Labor Abuse in Thailand’s Shrimp Industry
JASON MOTLAGH, STEPHEN SAPIENZA
America's appetite for inexpensive shrimp from Southeast Asia is growing, but at what cost? In Thailand, illegal and abusive labor practices go unchecked to feed a booming demand.
July 19, 2012 /
REMA NAGARAJAN
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people.
December 5, 2011 / Global Post
In Colombia, Digging for Gold Comes at a Price
NADJA DROST
Colombia's gold rush pits local subsistence miners against large corporate interests, criminal gangs and the police.
November 27, 2011
India's Anna Hazare: A Gandhian for Today?
JON SAWYER, KEM KNAPP SAWYER
Anna Hazare, inspired by Gandhi, transformed a village—Ralegan Siddhi, his hometown. Now, 74 years old, he wants to rid his country of corruption using the same tactics of non-violent resistance.
November 23, 2011 / Untold Stories
Jamaican Agriculture Paradox: Abundant Food, Cheaper Imports
JULIA RENDLEMAN
Nearly a fifth of working Jamaicans are employed in the country's agriculture sector, but farmers are struggling to make ends meet because cheap imported products are driving down local food costs.
September 12, 2011 / Untold Stories
In Allahpur, a Moment of Truth
SHIVAM VIJ
Like nearly every village in South Asia, Allahpur, in the east Indian state of Bihar, is geographically divided on the lines of caste.
September 12, 2011
A Question of Caste in a Globalizing India
SHIVAM VIJ
Thought by some to be irrelevant in the "new" India, caste still determines access to opportunities and defines Indian society. This project will look at the persistence of caste in this rising...
March 2, 2011
China’s Rising Labor Movement
ADAM MATTHEWS, JOCELYN BAUN
As China’s Pearl River Delta region moves toward higher-skilled manufacturing, a network of former migrant workers is organizing, educating and empowering the area’s workforce.
January 21, 2011
Malaysia: How “Green” Bio-Fuels are Destroying the Little People of the Rainforest
JAMES WHITLOW DELANO
For the “little peoples” - a reference to both physical stature and political clout - loss of the rainforests to loggers and oil palm plantations has been a high price to pay for bio-fuel production.
August 12, 2010
The Price of White Eggs
SCOTT CARNEY
The price of a human egg depends on the characteristics of the donor. Eggs harvested from white college students can sell for as much as $100,000. But there’s a cheaper way to get them.
July 21, 2010
Sudan In Transition
REBECCA HAMILTON, CEDRIC GERBEHAYE
"Sudan in Transition” brings in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and legal challenges that loom as Sudan lurches towards likely partition.
November 21, 2009
South Asia: Economics of Security
MAHA ATAL
"The Economics of Security" explores the threat of extremist violence in South Asia, especially Pakistan, and its possible remedies.
October 25, 2009
Pipe(line) Dreams: A Journey Along the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline
CHRISTIANE BADGLEY
The pipeline across Chad and Cameroon that ExxonMobil built with World Bank help has residents chafing at promises unmet.
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