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Past Episodes: May 2010 Archives

May 27 & 30: from Harare - Kabul - New York - Nanjing

Get rich or die trying," says the man in Zimbabwe with illegal diamonds to sell. Our correspondent hears there's more death to go 'round than dollars.

What's wrong with Hamid Karzai, and can the Afghan president be fixed? Some answers from a soldier and a former diplomat who've seen his work up close.

For cocaine possession Amir Amma went away for 25-to-life, a sentence more fit for a murderer. But times are changing in New York, and so is he.

And, the suicide-catcher of Nanjing. Why does a man devote his life to stopping people trying to end theirs? Maybe he's saving his own.

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May 20 & 26: from Juarez - Sarajevo - Bogota - Lima

Soldiers stand guard at a crime scene where the crashed car of a U.S. Consulate employee sits in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. (Associated Press)

Mexico's widening drug war. A CBC/NPR investigation points to collaboration between its biggest cartel, and elements of the Mexican army.

Who owns the thousands of priceless historical artifacts from Peru's Machu Picchu currently residing at Yale? Here's a hint. It's not Peru.

And, new hope in the place they call The Heart of the World. How the Indians of Colombia recovered their mystic mountain.

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May 13 & 16: from Skeleton Canyon - London - Chicomuselo - Nanjie

(Photo/Grant Fuller)
Arizona ranchers are talking shoot-to-kill after one of their own turns up dead on a
route taken by Mexican drug smugglers.

Al-Jazeera comes to Canada. Should we take umbrage, or a valium?

A Mexican mine and a mysterious murder that reaches all the way to Canada.

A postcard from the politest people on earth. Why the Dogon of Mali just have to stop and chat.

And, the policies of the late Mao Zedong were fatal for a lot of people. So why are they being revived in parts of China?

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May 6 & 9: from Athens - Chernobyl - Johannesburg - Viengxay

Greece gets a bailout but will Greeks pay their dues? And their overdue taxes?

Why Chernobyl still smoulders, and Ukrainians still get burned, 24 years after the world's worst nuclear accident.

South Africa's ruling party has a new bad boy, and this time it's not the president, but it is his problem.

A Nicaraguan land play. The developers rush in. The developers rush out. A Canadian filmmaker explains what went so very wrong.

And, Laos spills its secrets from the Vietnam era. The war that just keeps on going, no matter whose side you were on.

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