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Video: Plight of Madagascar’s poor

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  Madagascan deals fail to help the poor  
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Mark Ravalomanana, the president of Madagascar, came to power six years ago on the promise that he would cut poverty by 50 per cent by opening the country up to the free market.

But most Malagsy still live on less than $1 a day and many of the poor are getting poorer.

In the first of three reports, Al Jazeera’s Jane Dutton talks to the Malagsy who say the president’s business mind is costing them dearly.

 
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