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Americas: October 2009 Archives

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October 29 & November 1: from Shanghai - Mexico City - Prey Takoy, Cambodia - Berlin - Uganda

China wants more folks drinking from the double-happiness cup because world's most populous nation needs more people.

Kicked out of the factories and sent back to their farms: the crackdown on illegal workers is hurting America and illegals alike.

Speakers in the trees: how Canada's contributed to creating town criers in rural Cambodia.

The Teeth May Smile But The heart Does Not Forget: a new book revisits the crimes of Idi Amin that Ugandans had agreed to ignore.

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October 22 & 25: from Kandahar - Accra - Berlin - Molokai, Hawaii

The CBC's Afghanistan correspondent on covering the conflict, the dangers of a runoff election, and the soldiers of Generation Facebook.

Then, the country that became interesting for all the wrong reasons. How Iceland went from cool, to the cleaners.

So you think you know hula? You don't know hula. Now "Pops" Pilippo, he knows hula. And he teaches how to dance it with integrity.

And soldiers spread the virus that causes AIDS. So why won't the U.N. test its peacekeepers? We look at the polemic and military policy in Africa.

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October 15 & 18: from San Juan Batista, California - Kabul - New York - London - Cape Town - Port-au-Prince

California farmers have to chase rabbits if they want to sell lettuce. Why some say the law is cutting into their salad days.

Can anthropology help win the war in Afghanistan? The U.S. Army thinks so and wants to embed more social scientists with front-line troops.

Hear the sound of The Last Rango Master. How a forbidden instrument is finding a new global following.

Reflections on Haiti's holistic economy. If the poor can't afford to eat, is it their own fault for not seeing the big picture?

And, the plague of hairy, snarling crooks in Cape Town. It's like they're not even... human.

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October 8 & 11: from Bonagobugu, Mali - New York - Chiang Mai, Thailand

The oilman J. Paul Getty once said "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights." But a new book says oil rights cause a lot of wrongs.

The Torture Report.Thousands of classified U.S. documents about torture and rendition are being pieced together on the Web.

Roosters, replenishment and repentance. How radio is bringing better farming to northwest Africa.

And, the story of Krong and the Elephant Lords. The black business that's pushed elephants out of the jungle and into the streets of Thailand.

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October 1 & 4: from Kandahar - Mostar, Bosnia - Damascus

This week...Some Afghans who help the troops are being offered a fast-track into Canada. So why the skepticism about Ottawa's intentions?

Crisis in Fair Trade coffee. The worker-priest who helped create the industry disses corporate bigshots and the movement's own leadership.

The country of broken shapes. An interview with the correspondent who puts the horror back into war reporting.

From Bosnia, a school where ethnic factions get together in peace. Too bad the bus doesn't dare stop there.

And, Ladies Hour in Syria's ancient Bath of Roses, where they dip like the Romans did. It's a scream. Literally.

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