Haiti: Forgotten remnant of black history?

The world's first black independent state is gearing up for its 200th birthday. But as Haiti's pioneering history is overshadowed by its contemporary crisis, is there anything left to party about?

What a wicked web we weave

As virtual observations on the Iraq war die out, the internet's bulletin boards return to profanities and partisan passion, abuse and angst, and hate and hysteria. But Tom Lewis finds not everyone has moved on…

Brazil: A global deadbeat?

International organisations to which Brazil belongs are not being paid. Rent for overseas offices is not being met and bill payments for running costs are late.

Chick-chucking fan ruffles Romário

Brazil's former superstar striker, Romário, received an odd protest on Tuesday when a fan - frustrated at his "poor form" - threw live chickens at him.

Five million children working in Brazil

It's all work and no play for five-and-a-half million kids in Brazil, but improvements are continuing to be made, officials say…

Globalisation's next wave: Labour India Inc.

The number of unemployed in the US continues to swell while jobs to the Indian sub-continent are increasing. Market evolution or cruel corporate cost cutting? Chase Morrison investigates…

Brazil: Riding the greenback

Brazilian banks are betting on a growing economy for 2004. But President Lula da Silva's economic advisers are warning a continuous devaluation of the dollar represents a danger to the economy.

Our game in shame

Recent events in English football have brought the beautiful game to the brink, writes Kevin Mitchell.

The intifada comes to London

They are calling it the "Oxford Street Intifada". Every Thursday, a picket forms outside UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer’s flagship store in the capital.

Pakistan calls for Islamic attack on terrorism

Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has called on the world's Islamic states to form a co-ordinated attack against terrorism and extremism.

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