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Americas: February 2012 Archives

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March 1 & 4, 2012 - from Moscow - Jacmel, Haiti - Sanaa, Yemen - Dharamsala, India - Pakistan

From our correspondents around the world....
 

Jean Rody Joseph gets painted with acrylic house paint before going out for carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. The lanse kòd, or the rope-throwers, are the biggest, baddest, and the most menacing on the streets during Carnival. (Photo: Ben Depp)

Russia's election. But the campaign's more interesting than the outcome.  

Haiti's carnival. A dark and distrubing affair from the Rope Throwers of Jacmel.

And Yemen protests. We walk through Change Square to hear why they keep at it.

Also on the program, Pakistan's Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, on documenting the grisly abuse in a film that just won her an Oscar.

And, the Buddhists of Tibet grapple with the growing number of poltical suicides by fire. 

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February 16 & 19: from Santa Ana, California - South Sudan - Beijing - Berlin


From our correspondents around the world....
 

Judge Wendy Lindley (left) presides over the Orange County Combat Veterans Court, an alternative to conventional justice for war veterans  (photo/California Courts)



Michael Jones did nine tours in combat until PTSD landed him in trouble with the law, but a special California court is trying to put veterans back together.

Speaking of trouble, it's now something a poet and assembly-line workers have in common in China, and we'll hear why.

Then, Kennedy Jawoko's very bad day in South Sudan. The story that landed our correspondent in hospital.

And from our vaults, why Germany's reviewing streets named for offenders from the days of colonialism.

And Woodie Alan, ladies and gentlemen! No, not Woody Allen. The Sino-American blues band that's found a niche in China.  

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