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Europe: July 2011 Archives

July 21 & 24: from Yunnan province, China - Haiti - South Africa - Uljanovsk, Russia - Palermo, Italy

Spring City Golf & Lake Resort on the island of Hainan: China is becoming a golf mecca for Asia. Photo/Anthony Germain

China's growing affluence is spoiling a lot of good walks, as golf finds new fans among the nouveau riche.

The new documentary fllm that profiles a stubborn Russian journalist who refuses to be a bootlicker for the state that wants him gone. 

A medical student's powerful musical memoir of the cholera wards of Haiti.

From South Africa, the director of a new film about moral choices and mob violence against foreigners

And, anti-Mafia tourism comes to the Corleone countryside of Sicily. 

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July 14 & 17: from Comitan, Mexico - Paris - New York - China

Cataphile "Riff" heads underground in the Paris catacombs (photo/Don Duncan)

The misplaced love of Marvin Pinto. A story of obsession with the culture of the cockfight

Stove Camp; the "hippie Manhattan Project" hoping to save millions of lives through cleaner cooking.

As China goes, so goes the world, according to an author who says Chinese consumers are transforming...everything.

And, conflict in the catacombs.  Hard-core crypt crawlers, take exception to the teen tomb tourists partying in their playground under Paris.


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This Is Not America

CBC correspondent Neil Macdonald

Rick MacInnes-Rae's colleague and old friend Neil Macdonald has chased down some elusive characters for CBC News over the years.  But here's a story Rick hadn't heard before -- about former SS officers, a dark beer hall and David Bowie in the background.

 Rick and Neil's conversation

This is part of the July 7 Dispatches In The Summer program.

It's from a 90-minute special called The Dispatches Soundtrax Edition -- a collection of musical moments from our correspondents around the world. Listen to all three parts of it.

And If there's a piece of music you associate with an experience abroad, write us an email about it.  We'll post it in Your Dispatches