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Middle East: June 2011 Archives

Jerusalem...covering the never-ending story

The CBC's Middle East correspondent, Margaret Evans.

One of the voices you regularly hear on this program is the CBC's Middle East correspondent Margaret Evans, about to be posted back to London after almost eight tumultuous years based in Jerusalem.

But we couldn't let her go without asking her thoughts about covering one of the most dramatic yet intractable conflicts on earth.

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June 9 & 12: from Cairo - Venezuela - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Jerusalem - India

Germaine Villeceant Excellente stands in front of her house, which she says was burned by peasants in a dispute over land rights. Photo/Connie Watson

In India, a midnight wedding, a five-year-old bride. Why child marriage persists.

Egypt's unfinished revolution. How six months have soured the public mood. 

In Venezuela, the state takeover of private land provides some surprises.

Jerusalem's reach: our departing Middle East correspondent reflects on the never-ending story.

Your land or your life: the murderous row over property rights in Haiti.

And, the gecko effect. Our little program triggers weird science.

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June 2 & 5: from Lima, Peru - Den Bosch, The Netherlands - Syria - Rondonia, Brazil - Lombardy, Italy

Peruvians pick a new president this week.  One critic says the "choice is between cancer or AIDS".  Photo/AP

Cyber-space is the new East-West war zone. So why is Canada arming both sides?

Peru voters choose between two devils they know.

In Brazil, a dedicated team must find the last survivor of a remote Indian tribe before his enemies do.

Why are Italian soccer players getting Lou Gherig's Disease?  And why is it so hard to find out?

And, should you think of insects as land shrimp, would it be easier to eat them?  The case for consuming bugs.

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