Thursday, August 26, 2010

[IWS] BBC Radio: HONDURAS & MIGRANT WORKERS & REMITTANCES ("Cutting the Lifeline to Honduras') [26 August 2010]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

BBC World Service
Programme called ASSIGNMENT

Cutting the lifeline to Honduras [Series: Hard Times]  [26 August 2010]
(playing time 25 minutes)

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Money sent home by migrant workers provides a lifeline for millions of the world's poorest people. So the global economic crisis has had a dramatic effect on families in the developing world.

In Honduras, remittances have long been the main source of foreign currency. But now that money is drying up.

Assignment hears from Honduran migrant workers in the US who are struggling to find jobs - and from their impoverished families back home.

Producer: Vera Frankl
An IGA production for BBC World Service.

Story in part by Jonathan Miller of Homelands Productions who provided the tip.

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