Americas: April 2011 Archives
Wednesday April 27, 2011
A sort of normalcy in evidence at a Benghazi market. In "Free Libya" people are taking steps to create a new society that breaks from Gadhafi's, hoping it survives his effort to restore his rule. Photo/Derek Stofel
In the new Free Libya, police are no longer under orders to abuse the public. The other big change is that people have hope for the future.
From India, the story of a private investigator who busts counterfeiters by day and busts out Bollywood dance moves by night. You can tell a lot about a country by its gumshoes.
Zimbabwe's contribution to the glossary of dictatorship? It's called "Smart Genocide." Less killing, more torture -- and dirty diamonds are the prize.
Guatemala calls off its state of seige against a brutal drug cartel invading from Mexico. Guess what? A lot of people fear their own army more than the cartel.Read more »
Categories: Africa, Americas, Asia, Middle East, Past Episodes
Thursday April 21, 2011
An avalanche races down the mountains of Bhutan (photo/Anjali Nayar)
Bhutan fights silent tsunamis, one rock at a time.
In China, the whims of the late Mao Zedong proved fatal for a lot of people. So why are they being revived?
From Mexico, the story of a mine, and a mysterious murder that reaches all the way to Canada.
And, lessons learned from chicken guts, by an author who spent an entire year working jobs most Americans won't take.Read more »
Categories: Americas, Asia, Past Episodes
Thursday April 14, 2011
This week, correspondent Laura Lynch takes us on the canvas -- and on the board -- for a few rounds of chessboxing. (photo/Reuters)
Berlin's anti-Nazi Cleaning Lady, scrubbing hatred from public places no matter who she offends.
Japan's widening woes. It's the farmers' turn to scramble from the shadow of the nuclear plant.
They call it chessboxing and our correspondent is ringside as a merry cult of combatants battle for self-control on the canvas and the board.
With cholera wracking Haiti, a Canadian author warns it's poised to become the quintessential disease of our time.
In South Korea they're called "citizen journalists." North Korea calls them spies, but they're sourcing new stories from the most secretive country on earth.
And, if you're looking for the Gadhafi mosque, it's over on Gadhafi Road. But what's it doing in Uganda?Read more »
Categories: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Past Episodes
Wednesday April 6, 2011
Libyan amateur soldiers risk their lives to fight the Gadhafi army. Then, some, go home at night. Photo/Margaret Evans.
Egyptian protesters break into state spy headquarters and find personal files, matching bathrobes -- and new suspicions.
The Redemption Of General Butt Naked, one of Liberia's most feared warlords.
Tales from the desert road. Our correspondent travels with Libya's rookie rebels.
We'll hear Mexican opera singers out to improve Tijuana's image, one aria at a time.
Some presidents build countries. How will Haiti's new president re-build his?
And how to make a million in Senegal. You'll need a loincloth. And lots and lots of sand.Read more »
Categories: Africa, Americas, Middle East, Past Episodes
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- Thu., 23 – June 23 & 26: from Port-au-Prince, Haiti - El Paso, Texas - the Balkans - Dublin, Ireland - Oakland, California
- Thu., 16 – June 16 & 19: from Gudvangen, Norway - India - Dakar, Senegal - the Balkans - Guca, Serbia
- Thu., 2 – June 2 & 5: from Lima, Peru - Den Bosch, The Netherlands - Syria - Rondonia, Brazil - Lombardy, Italy
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- Thu., 31 – Grand Forks, ND: misinformation on the menu
- Wed., 30 – March 31 & April 3: from Grand Forks, North Dakota - Ukraine - Amman, Jordan - Bunya, Democratic Republic of Congo - Manila, Philippines
- Thu., 17 – March 17/20, 2011 Dispatches: from Kabul - Riyadh - Beijing - Douglas, South Africa -Cozumel - India via New York
- Fri., 11 – Plaza del Mayo... marching, remembering
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- Wed., 20 – Haiti...Rumours Of Glory here
- Fri., 15 – Falkland Islands...music of the long march
- Fri., 15 – When in Cuba, eat as the Cubans eat
- Thu., 14 – October 14 & 17, 2010: from Miami - Cuba - Arizona - Tripoli, Lebanon - Berlin - La Paz, Bolivia
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- Thu., 30 – September 30 & October 3, 2010: from Paris - New York - Afghanistan - Chiapas - Culver City, CA
- Thu., 16 – September 16 & 19 - from Bangkok, Thailand - Las Vegas, Nevada - Kampala, Uganda - Kaunas, Lithuania - Conakry, Guinea - Port au Prince, Haiti
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- U.K. government must consult Parliament before triggering Brexit
- Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March.
- European Parliament's trade committee endorses Canada's free trade deal
- A planned EU-Canada free-trade deal moved closer to reality on Tuesday after a key committee advised the European Parliament to give its backing after months of protests and heated debate.
- Trump reiterates false claims about election fraud at Congressional reception
- Even as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he's still making false claims about election fraud.
- Syria talks lead to shaky truce, but some fighting will continue
- Russia and regional powers Turkey and Iran backed a shaky truce between Syria's warring parties on Tuesday and agreed to monitor its compliance, but on the ground rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts which could undermine the deal.
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