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· March, 2015

Stories about Labor from March, 2015

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?

Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.

Mapping Vietnam's Socio-Economic Indicators

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

Police Roadblocks in Trinidad & Tobago Stir Public Ire, Not Sympathy

"When you put self before country, when you hold an entire nation to ransom, when you play politics with your duty to protect and serve, you have failed us."

5 Animated Videos That Promote Human Rights and Equality in Myanmar

The videos are easy to understand and can be used too in other countries to promote human rights.

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

For Nepali Migrant Workers, the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar Is a Game of Death

"FIFA: DROP QATAR!! Nepal's slaves are dying like flies!" Over a third of the migrants building the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are Nepalis. Their story is harrowing.

Film Captures Cramped Lives of Japan's ‘Net Cafe Refugees’

In the mid-2000s, some Japanese who do not earn enough to rent their own apartments began living in Internet cafe booths, considered a step above living on the street.

Nemtsov's Son Studies at a University Where the Vice Dean Welcomed His Murder

A vicious reaction on VKontakte to Boris Nemtsov's murder has cost the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology's vice dean his job.

A Week in the Life of a Tokyo ‘Salary Man’

A recent video by prolific YouTube vlogger has gone viral, reaching more than half a million views. The video highlights Japan's working hours, and government effort to address the issue.

These Photos of Filipino Children Working in Mines and on Sugar Plantations Will Make You Cry

"It has been four years since I stopped schooling. I only reached the sixth grade level and then had to stop so I could work."

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