June 30 & July 3: from Israel - Colombia - Berlin - Democratic Republic of Congo - Agra, India
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (with Henry Kissinger) agreed in 1969 that Israel would adopt a policy of "ambiguity" about whether it had nukes. (Photo/Nixon Library)
|The bombed-out Tacheles art house is one of Berlin's most visited sites. Photo/Kunsthaus Tacheles|
Artsy grunge vs. das Kapital
In east Berlin, a shrine of the sub-culture is up for auction, and not everyone's happy about it. It's called Tacheles.
You'll even find it in the guidebooks. An art collective that sprang from the repression of life in the former communist regime.
But what was once just a bohemian squat in a bombed-out building, is now prime real estate.
And the artists could be evicted at any time as we hear from Dispatches contributor Alexa Dvorson, in upper east side Berlin.Hear Alexa's dispatch
|CBC Correspondent Anthony Germain|
Reporter Annie Correal..
Colombia's captive audience
At its peak in Colombia, more than 3,000 people were kidnapped each year, most famously, presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, held for six years.
The practice is declining. But many hostages are still held by paramilitary or Marxist rebel groups like the one known as FARC, trying to ransom or exchange them for imprisoned colleagues.
In some cases, the families haven't heard from their captive relatives for years. Yet they have a way of staying in touch.
This is the remarkable story of Kidnap Radio, one that reporter Annie Correal experienced first-hand...
Annie Correal is a reporter based in New York City with the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario La Prensa.
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