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Asia: 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 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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