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Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

Laid-Off City Employee, Struggles To Get Health Care For Teenage Daughter

THE HUFFINGTON POST, published July 22, 2010

“A couple of weeks ago I got discouraged,” said Special Terry, a nine-year veteran of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “My daughter said ‘I hope what happened to you doesn’t make you forget about your dreams and aspirations.’”

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Remittances a pittance: Ecuador feels pain of U.S. economic ills

DAILY NEWS, published 23 June, 2009

Rosa Martinez used to stroll to the local money transfer office in Corona every week to send $200 to her family in Cuenca,Ecuador.

She still goes to the Delgado Travel office, but not to send money. Instead, it is she who collects a little cash from those family members in Cuenca.

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Haitian Remittances Decreasing With Economic Struggle

THE HUFFINGTON POST, published 20 May, 2009

Gertha Brice shielded herself from the rain beneath a narrow awning in East Flatbush. Sunday services had just ended at Zelateurs Union Baptist Church and Brice, in a cheerful pink suit, chatted with fellow Haitian-American parishioners about the less cheerful economy. Next door, an empty Western Union money transfer office stood as a testament to their complaints that a bad economy in New York makes for a dire situation in Haiti.

“Now the money’s gone,” Brice said, prompting nods of agreement. “But of course,” she said, “we send home what we can.”

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