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A revolutionary election in Bolivia?

Dec 16, 2005
This weekend's election in South America's poorest country, Bolivia, is grabbing attention on Capitol Hill. From the Marketplace Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech explains why.

India's IT forecast

Dec 16, 2005
A new report out today warns India's burgeoning IT industry of an impending labor shortage. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Bolivian elections

Dec 16, 2005
Voters in the South American country go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president. There's concern the country could go the way of US nemesis Venezuela.

Their own set of wheels

Dec 15, 2005
Youth Radio's Nishat Kurwa checked in to tell us the story of Ben Bikes, a program in South Africa that donates bikes to schools so that students can make it to school on time. But are bikes... cool enough?
Posted In: Canada

Brazil pays back IMF debt

Dec 15, 2005
Latin America's biggest country has announced plans to pay back a $15.5 billion IMF debt two years ahead of schedule. Dan Grech looks at why things are so good in Brazil.

Welder for Hire

Dec 14, 2005
In China when you need help with your business or your home, you go down to the labor market to hire somebody. To get a feel for how it works a...
Posted In: China

Hasta la vista, la mordida?

Dec 14, 2005
Transparency International says as many as 45% of Mexican households paid bribes last year. As Carole King reports from Mexico City, some people are surprised to learn they actually can say no to everyday corruption.

Every breath you take, every move you make...

Dec 14, 2005
Governments are casting their surveillance net ever wider, trying to track suspected terrorists. Today, the European Parliament said it might want to look at phone and e-mail records. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

East Asia summit

Dec 14, 2005
While developed countries squabble with poor ones over free trade in Hong Kong, 16 East Asia countries, including China, meet in Malaysia today to discuss forming a trading bloc touted as the "Asian EU." Miranda Kennedy reports.

It's a really, really, really big economy

Dec 14, 2005
You knew China's economy was big, right?But what if the 800-pound Gorilla was actually heavier than first thought? Jocelyn Ford reports on what's expected from a new Chinese economic census due to be released later this month.

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