USA

Detroit Residents Not Surprised by City’s Bankruptcyi
X
July 22, 2013 8:37 PM
Although Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing made headlines around the world, it was no surprise to the long-suffering residents of that U.S. city. Those who live there endure long police and fire response times, amid the blight and urban decay of a city that once was the fourth largest in the United States. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from Detroit, some residents see the city’s bankruptcy as a fresh start.

Detroit Residents Not Surprised by City’s Bankruptcy

Published July 22, 2013

Although Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing made headlines around the world, it was no surprise to the long-suffering residents of that U.S. city. Those who live there endure long police and fire response times, amid the blight and urban decay of a city that once was the fourth largest in the United States. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from Detroit, some residents see the city’s bankruptcy as a fresh start.


You May Like

Sunni-Shi’ite Divide Threatens Middle East Stability

Analysts say ancient dispute that traces back to Islamic Revolution is fueling modern day unrest More

Shifting Demographics Lie Beneath Racial Tensions in Ferguson

As Missouri suburb morphed from majority white to majority black, observers say power structure remained static More

Video Artists Shun Russia's Profanity Law

Restriction is toughest since Soviet era, though critics reject move as patronizing and ineffective act of censorship in line with a string of conservative morality laws More