Europe: December 2011 Archives
Wednesday December 14, 2011
A view of the construction underway at the fabled Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Locals are upset that the stadium is being "upgraded" for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, saying it is losing its character and becoming more elitist.
In a stadium in Brazil reside the memories of a nation. But in trying to make it better are they about to make it worse?
Congo elects a new president. Or is it two? That's not supposed to happen.
Inside a Mafia State. Russia's efforts to intimidate journalists, one break-in at a time.
And, a swing through a city on a swamp. Never mind New Orleans. Mexico City's sinkin', man.
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Wednesday December 7, 2011
December 8 & 11, 2011: from Santiago - Benghazi, Libya - Zimbabwe - Somalia - Boston - Independencia, Peru
A student shouts slogans against the riot police during a protest in November 2011 against the government, to demand changes in the public state education system in Valparaiso city (Photo: Reuters: Elisio Fernandez)
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Thursday December 1, 2011
From our correspondents around the world...
Volunteers install an old pop bottle filled with water and bleach through the metal roof of house in Manila. The savings will put meals on the table of its poor occupants. Photo/Simone Orendain.
A plastic pop bottle is lighting the lives of the poor in the Philippines. You'll wonder why no one thought of it sooner.
Tapping the illiterate vote. How Egyptian politicians are reaching those who can't read.
Blackface characters in a Dutch Christmas tradition set some on edge while others say the country's gone post-racial. See what you think.
Tweets from the Taliban. How the enemy's using social media to take the progaganda war to NATO.
An explorer's story. Why Sir Christopher Ondaatje sold his soul.
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Categories: Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Past Episodes
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- Wed., 20 – June 21 & 24: the last Dispatches
- May 2012
- Wed., 30 – May 31 & June 3: from Kabul, Afghanistan - Lima, Peru - Florence, Italy - Hong Kong - Mumbai, India
- Thu., 10 – May 10 & 13, 2012: from Damascus, Syria - Munich, Germany - Sao Paolo, Brazil - Alabama - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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- Wed., 29 – Guca, Serbia: brass bands and nationalism
- 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., 26 – May 26 & 29: from Hainan Island, China - San Diego - Malaysian Borneo - French Mayotte Island - Dublin
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- Thu., 28 – London...the tale of MI-5 from here
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- Democrats want Devin Nunes gone from Russia probe
- Democrats have said House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, who was a member of Trump's transition team, can no longer run a credible investigation of Russian hacking, the U.S. election and any potential involvement by Trump associates.
- New Cyclone Debbie leaves thousands without power in Queensland, Australia
- Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia's northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state's far north.
- White U.S. Army veteran charged with act of terrorism in killing of black man
- A white racist accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger on a Manhattan street because he was black says he'd intended it as "a practice run" in a mission to deter interracial relationships.
- As It Happens Listen to 'the most annoying sound ever' — made to warn drivers of head-on collisions audio
- Virginia researchers have designed a grating, painful, high-pitched alarm that just might save your life one day.
- U.S. may cut funding to sanctuary cities, attorney general says video
- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may see cuts in grants from the Justice Department.