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  • Did Mexicans benefit from NAFTA?

    Supporters of NAFTA in Mexico had promised more employment opportunities after the trade deal. But more than half of the population still live below the poverty line, a proportion that remains unchanged from 1993, before the deal went into effect.

    Did Mexicans benefit from NAFTA?
    Did Mexicans benefit from NAFTA?

    Supporters of NAFTA in Mexico had promised more employment opportunities after the trade deal. But more than half of the population still live below the poverty line, a proportion that remains unchanged from 1993, before the deal went into effect.

    02:26Aug 16, 2017

  • Puerto Rican entrepreneurs find light in dark times

    The latest jobless rate in Puerto Rico stands at double digits and the island's largest public university now says it will raise course fees after budget cut demands during an economic crisis.

    Puerto Rican entrepreneurs find light in dark times
  • France's bakeries under threat from competition

    There are few things as quintessentially French as a baguette. The long crusty stick of bread is a source of national pride. But faced with increasing competition and changing consumer tastes, many traditional bakeries are now struggling.

    France's bakeries under threat from competition
  • Sexism in Silicon Valley - Counting the Cost

    As Google finds itself in the centre of a gender gap media storm, we examine the prevalence of sexism in the workplace.

    Sexism in Silicon Valley - Counting the Cost
  • Venezuela crisis: Many struggling to feed themselves

    Venezuela's ongoing political crisis has been the focus of the international community for months, but many Venezuelans continue to suffer from the country's largest economic crisis in recent history.

    Venezuela crisis: Many struggling to feed themselves
  • Nepal's Postal Highway: Villagers wait for repairs

    Nepal’s oldest road is 1,700km long, but much of it is not fit for vehicles. Used by the postal service more than 70 years ago, the road has fallen into disrepair.

    Nepal's Postal Highway: Villagers wait for repairs