Most Commented Stories Tagged: poverty

Conflict & Justice

Haitian orphans

Dixie Bickel runs an orphanage about 15 miles out of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. She has over 150 children to look after and like many others in the country she is now waiting for help to arrive. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Dixie.

Politics

Picture still gloomy in Zimbabwe

Those looking for signs of hope in Zimbabwe won't get it from the International Monetary Fund. As The World's Laura Lynch reports from Harare, gains are more than matched by the problems that still plague the nation.

Politics

Midwife of the Year

Preparing for childbirth in rural Ghana, where clinics are scarce and ill-equipped, is a frightening prospect. Mary Issaka should know. She has received the Midwife of the Year award from the Johns Hopkins affiliated group Jhpiego.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we wanted you to name two countries looking to erase an old debt. The answer is North Korea and the Czech Republic. Anchor Katy Clark speaks to the BBC's Rob Cameron who is in Prague.

Politics

Life in Brazil's favelas

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says that during his administration millions of people were lifted out of poverty, including those living in Rio's notorious favelas. Reporter Jason Strother visited the Rocinha favela, to find out what residents think.

Politics

Adios America, hello Mexico

It's estimated that about half of the agricultural workforce in the United States is here illegally. One Midwestern goat farmer thought that the system was unfair to his Mexican workers. So, he moved to Mexico. The World's Jason Margolis has more.