Real Estate Improvements Pushing The Poor Out Of R
series: Global 3000
air date: 9/01/13 6:00 AM
Restaurant in Women's Hands - Emancipation in Morocco - Two years ago, King Mohammed VI enshrined the equality of the sexes in Morocco's constitution. As the number of educated women grows, so too has the number of successful businesses run by women. Myra and Saida Chab have opened their own restaurant in Marrakesh. The sisters now employ 40 people at "Al Fassia" and cater to both Moroccans and tourists. Women hold all the key positions, in the kitchen, in service and in management. The restaurant is so successful that it has become a training center for women in the hospitality industry. Ecosystem under Threat - Inle Lake in Myanmar - Inle Lake is the second-largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and home to the Inthe people. But the lake's ecosystem is now under threat through overfishing, deforestation, pollution and silting. Climate change is also having an impact. In 2010, extremely low water levels in the lake cut off access to the Hpaung Daw U Pagoda. That served as a wake-up call for local residents. The United Nations now supports a program promoting sustainable fishing, organic farming and raising awareness of conservation issues. Part of the initiative has been the introduction of a no-fish zone in the lake. Global Living Rooms: Dominican Republic - Rosa de la Cosa shows us her house in Sabana Mula, close to the eastern border with Haiti. The mother of seven also has a host of grandchildren. Her oldest son works in arts and crafts, earning money to help his extended family. His colorful butterflies and flowers adorn the walls of the living room. Fighting over Favelas - The Redevelopment Push in Rio - A fifth of Rio de Janeiro's population, or around 1.6 million people, lives in favelas. Ten thousand live on the Morro da Providencia, a hill near the city's central station. The first favela sprung up here more than a century ago. Now hundreds of houses are threatened with demolition. With Brazil hosting next year's soccer World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, Rio authorities have vowed to pacify the unruly favelas. One of them is Morro da Providencia, which also happens to sit on some of the most valuable real estate in the city.
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