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Poverty Is a ''Foreign Country'' on the American Screen

The movie <i>Beasts of the Southern Wild</i> is a travel film. You, the viewer, are invited to take a tour of a foreign country. The rituals are curious: The …

Why It Matters That Politicians Have No Experience of Poverty

For the first time, more than half of the members of Congress are millionaires. Maybe the country would be better off if they had some first-hand encounters with need.<p>There were a dozen eggs, three mangoes, and six black plums, and that was a problem. The family in the bodega line would have to cut …

Mural of starving Brazilian child ‘eating’ a soccer ball goes viral

TORONTO – A painting of a starving child with soccer ball on his plate has gone viral.<p>Brazil’s street artist Paulo Ito created the mural on a school …

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Poverty for a few dollars more

The redundancy of Zimbabwe's local currency and the officially sanctioned use of foreign currencies is increasing poverty levels in rural areas, …

Extreme poverty worsens in Zim - The Zimbabwe Independent

WHILE wealthy families live in the lap of luxury in Harare’s affluent suburbs like Borrowdale and Glen Lorne, the same cannot be said about Mbare …

Online leaker exposes Mugabe's secrets

Determined attempts by senior Zanu-PF party officials to persuade Facebook to close the page failed and the president has now reportedly appealed to …

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Social Media: The Real Winner of Zimbabwe’s Elections

Baba Jukwa Facebook posts on the Zimbabwe elections. Photo credit: bulawayo24.com<p>In an attempt to silence the whistleblower Mugabe has offered a …

Mugabe’s legacy of poverty and despair - The Zimbabwe Independent

On 17 April 1980, President Robert Mugabe addressed a euphoric crowd in the soon-to-be-independent Zimbabwe.<p><b>By Jeffrey Smith</b><p>In the aftermath of a …

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Nearly a quarter of Israelis living in poverty, report finds

JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 1.7 million people in Israel were living in poverty in 2012 — some 23.5 percent of the population — marking a slight dip …

Aid convoys cross into Gaza with medicines, other supplies

Aid convoys from Algeria and Jordan crossed from Egypt into Gaza on Sunday with $2.5 million (8.7 million shekels) worth of supplies, the Palestinian …

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Hong Kong's elderly 'among poorest in developed world'

Hong Kong's elderly are not only the poorest people in the city, they are among the poorest in the developed world.<p>Close to a third of people aged 65 …

Democratic "festivals" urged across east China county

An east China county is urging all its 1,195 villages to organize annual gatherings between officials and residents, following the trailblazing lead …

Xi calls for targeted policies to fight poverty

By Yang Yao (China Daily) 08:16, November 05, 2013<p><b>President learns about research development, calls for innovation</b><p>In a village in Huayuan county, …

EU economic crisis causing massive rise in poverty – Red Cross

Europe is facing a catastrophic economic and social decline, according to a new Red Cross report. The charity concludes that austerity measures taken …

Quarter of Europeans face poverty – Eurostat

Over 124 million people in the European Union – or almost a quarter of its entire population - live under the threat of poverty or social exclusion, …

Time for action: the stark facts of poverty in Europe | News | European Parliament