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Americas: February 2011 Archives

February 24 & 27: from French Guiana - Kwa Dabekaa, South Africa - Mumbai, India - Liberia

A gold merchant at a guerilla mining camp weighs his payment. Photo/ © Narayan Mahon/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Heroin's terrible handmaiden. An old drug hits the streets of South Africa bearing a deadly new additive.

It's Whack-a-Mole in the jungles of French Guiana as police crash illegal toxic gold mines and miners fix them up again.

Rushing to the maternity ward in a handcart:  We revisit the issue of maternal health care in the developing world. 

 

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February 3 & 6: from Cairo - Southern Sudan - Mexico - London - Kenya

American preacher Sam Childers set up an orphanage in Southern Sudan, then went hunting for the most fearsome of rebel leaders. Photo/Lionsgate Productions

Egypt's temper.  Word from the capital on the cusp of historic change.

Machine Gun Preacher of Sudan; why a reformed biker's waging war on one of Africa's the most feared rebel armies.

Cockeldoodeldoo!  The misplaced love of a Mexican for his cockfighting roosters.

Somalia: a free-fire zone where the streetlights don't work; welcome to the world of Mogadishu's Mayor.

The empire steps back; the BBC reduces foreign-language broadcasting to several key countries.

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