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Americas: January 2010 Archives

January 28 & 31: from Port-au-Prince - Sarajevo - Jos, Nigeria - Khimki, Russia - London - Monrovia

Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told the Montreal meeting that Haiti has set up six committees to deal with the crisis caused by the earthquake. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
Haiti ponders the task ahead while furious voices ask where their government's been all this time.

Vodka and the village of widows; Russia tries again to stop the country's slow march towards alcoholism.

How the internet has triggered libel tourism and some publications to consider cutting off the United Kingdom.

Sergei Magnitsky was trying to stop the mysterious forces stealing from his company. Now he's dead. We'll hear from a victim of the Russian shell game known as "raiding."

Also; thoughts from an expat on the latest violence in Nigeria, and why Liberians are getting their news the old-fashioned way; on the blackboard.

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January 21 & 24: from Cite Soleil - London - New York - the Amazon River

From the wreckage of Haiti, a correspondent's-eye view of a pocket of undamaged optimism amid the ruins.

And it was an earthquake that caused the carnage, but we'll hear why one Canadian analyst says western foreign policy made it worse.

"Are we supposed to kill him or just burn down the house?" We're in the Amazon to document the lawless advance of development into the rainforest.

And a story of survival economics: could you survive on two dollars a day? You'll be surprised how many have to.

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January 14 & 17: from Sana'a, Yemen - Beirut - Freetown, Sierra Leone - Montreal

We go inside Yemen to see why it's been such a good fit for the forces of al-Qaeda.

A look at the land-grab industry. Agribusiness sees a global market for arable land, but the developing world might be selling off its future food security.

And, a story of lust from Lebanon. How Hezbollah is using sex as a means of recruitment and control. 

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January 7 & 10: from New York - Rome - The Hague - Port-au-Prince

Inside North Korea. Defectors tell stories of hunger and horror.

Italy's fascination with prime-time porn. Why TV there treats women like sex toys.

Some say you could raise billions to fight poverty and nobody would miss it.  Why won't governments go for it?

In Congo, paramilitaries stole an entire fifth grade and turned it into child soldiers.  We revisit the courtroom and the man back on trial for it.

And a story of self-help in Haiti -- which needs all the help it can get.

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