Impact of Global Trade on Regional Civilizations
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
Colombia's gold rush pits local subsistence miners against large corporate interests, criminal gangs and the police.
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
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
Like nearly every village in South Asia, Allahpur, in the east Indian state of Bihar, is geographically divided on the lines of caste.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
"The Economics of Security" explores the threat of extremist violence in South Asia, especially Pakistan, and its possible remedies.
The pipeline across Chad and Cameroon that ExxonMobil built with World Bank help has residents chafing at promises unmet.
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)