Posted on 21 June 2010 by editor
Ephese, a Haitian immigrant, says she earned as little as 75 dollars for three full days of work. Credit:Hannah Rubenstein/IPS
By Hannah Rubenstein
NEW YORK, Jun 21, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – Ephese speaks rapidly, her hands sweeping the air around her for emphasis. Peach-tipped fingernails come to rest momentarily on her peach-coloured skirt as she leans forward, eyes intent behind wire-rimmed glasses. Her French is direct; her words uncompromising.
Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin
Unemployed men in Mexico. Credit: El mundo de Laura
By IPS Correspondents*
LONDON, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – The agreed, if dubious, solution to the financial crisis was to get people and governments – in the richer countries – to borrow more in order to spend more. What is not in doubt is the growing numbers of people who will be able to neither borrow nor spend.