Thalia Beaty reports on programs to strengthen entrepreneurs in a region undergoing economic as well as political transformation.
Proposal to let immigrants vote in New York elections Reply
Maggy Donaldson reports on the drive to make New York the first big U.S. city to allow legal immigrants to vote in municipal elections.
Peru: Pulling back the Veil 1
Leave Lima, travel a long road to 4,000 meters up in Peru’s central highlands and you come to Uchuraccay. It’s a remote and desolate place. Most people outside Peru have never heard of it. Jane McClenahan on a story rarely been covered in mainstream media.
Invisible in New York Reply
Recently we posted on the record 22,000 homeless children in New York. This week, the New York Times is publishing a series, Invisible Child, written by investigative reporter Andrea Elliott. It follows the lives of 11 year old Dasani and her family who live in a Brooklyn shelter. It’s a hard read, and has provoked a range of reactions in New York. We simply ask you to read it.
Living up to the Mandela Legend Reply
Reflecting on Nelson Mandela’s death, Barbara Borst recalls the sacrifices of those he inspired to struggle for freedom.
Homeless in New York Reply
After 12 years, New Yorkers are getting a new mayor. The city is braced for big change when Bill de Blasio succeeds Michael Bloomberg in January 2014 as Jane McClenahan reports.
School for Afro-Colombians is a refuge from conflict Reply
When Kevin O’Dowd set out to make a documentary film about an unusual education project in Colombia, he didn’t expect to get caught up in the country’s decades-long conflict himself.
Rwanda fights poverty through tourism 2
Post-genocide Rwanda rebuilds, with tourism as a major sector in its effort to alleviate poverty. Jane McClenahan reports.
India’s new anti-rape law: Reshaping society 1
Legal expert on how India strengthened laws against sexual violence following an infamous rape and murder in Delhi. Richa Sadana reports.
New development effort in Ghana’s poorest region 2
Ghana’s economy is one of the hottest in the world, but not everyone enjoys the benefits. Barbara Borst reports on efforts to include the impoverished northern regions.
Northern Ireland: Back with a future? Reply
This Fall, US Ambassador Richard Haass is back working in Belfast. It’s a familiar desk for one of the US’s most experienced mediators to get his feet under. Yet, he recently admitted many in the United States were puzzled as to why he was returning to Northern Ireland. Aren’t those problems over they asked?Jane McClenahan looks at why he’s there.