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Future of the BRICS

The BRICS group created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund to finance infrastructure projects and head off future economic crises.

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Maduro: Brics summit will change the world order

Brics creating a development bank with $100 billion starting capital using local currencies instead of U.S. dollar.

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#Bring our girls home

A wave of revulsion has spread worldwide over the news of the kidnapping of young girls from a school at Chibok, in Borno State in Northwestern Nigeria by the violent Boko Haram sect. 

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Central African Republic: More bloody fruits of colonialism

It's the same old story, the Central African Republic is one of the richest countries in Africa and one of the poorest in the world. Vast wealth is extracted but not enough comes in to maintain stability and growth.

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Four more years: Into Africa

Africa is probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled.

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Cuba's new, experimental urban cooperatives

The plan is to develop 222 urban cooperatives throughout the island: food service ventures, agricultural markets, technical and personal services, fisheries, and water management services.

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Ciudad Juárez: voyage to the end of globalization

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- The dream of industrial globalization has turned into a nightmare.

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Haiti: Real development or cheap labor haven?

Haiti is forced to think about how reconstruction is to be approached with another disaster looming: Economists.