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Americas: October 2011 Archives

October 27 & 31: from Kabul - Freetown, Sierra Leone - Zimbabwe - Chiquitania, Bolivia

Sohaila's father married her to a warlord to settle a dispute in an Afghan practice called baad. She escaped, married on her own, but she and her husband were captured and sent to jail. Her father says she has to kill her son to come home. (Photo/Laura Lynch)

In Kabul, some disputes are still settled by giving women away. We'll meet those living with the connsequences.   

Afghanistan also turned the Cold War culture of the Canadian military inside out.  A former commander is here with the lessons. 

Then, we'll take Cocktails under the Tree of Forgetfulness with Alexandra Fuller, author of a new memoir on madness and colonialism in Africa.

Hear why our correspondent gets a nasty reception in one country that's mourning Moammar Gadhafi. 

And, Bolivia may not be the first place you think of when you hear baroque music, but it will be by the end of the program. 

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October 20, 2011: from - Blue Nile, Sudan - New York State - Democratic Republic of Congo - State College, Pennsylvania - Dublin

From our correspondents around the world...

He may be a wanted man in Congo, but Bosco Ntaganda doesn't bother to hide. Nobody has the will to arrest him. Photo/freeuganda.com

The sweet life of Bosco Ntaganda: wanted for war crimes but swanning through the salons of central Africa.

The fearsome voice of Antonov aircraft. Sudan bombs Blue Nile rebels and our reporter witnesses the "next" civil war, already underway.

From Ireland, a bogman's lament. How cutting peat became a matter of national sovereignty.

And the fracas over fracking. There's enough natural gas under the northern U.S. to supply safe energy for years to come. But how safe is the means of extracting it? It's a political fight now, in upstate New York.

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October 6, 2011: from Peshawar, Pakistan - Guatemala City - Misrata, Libya - Mendoza, Argentina

From our correspondents around the world... 

It's the "real" Hadeel. The Associated Press reporter found a persistant impersonator went online as her and filed false reports of Western attrocities in Libya. Photo/Twitter

The downside of Twitter for a correspondent in the Middle East - impersonators hijack her identity.  

On the road with the bomberos of Guatemala, tending to the casualties of a culture in crisis.
 
The badlands between Pakistan and Afghanistan - why they're plagued by violence and it will likely get worse.

And, we revisit a heartbreaking homecoming in Argentina, as two torture victims reunite in the hopes of convicting their captors.

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