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Past Episodes: April 2011 Archives

April 28 & May 1: from Coban, Guatemala - Zimbabwe - Benghazi, Libya - Kolkata, India - Belize.

A sort of normalcy in evidence at a Benghazi market.  In "Free Libya" people are taking steps to create a new society that breaks from Gadhafi's, hoping it survives his effort to restore his rule.  Photo/Derek Stofel

In the new Free Libya, police are no longer under orders to abuse the public. The other big change is that people have hope for the future.

From India, the story of a private investigator who busts counterfeiters by day and busts out Bollywood dance moves by night. You can tell a lot about a country by its gumshoes.

Zimbabwe's contribution to the glossary of dictatorship? It's called "Smart Genocide." Less killing, more torture -- and dirty diamonds are the prize.

Guatemala calls off its state of seige against a brutal drug cartel invading from Mexico. Guess what?  A lot of people fear their own army more than the cartel.

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April 21 & 24: from Bhutan - China - Chiapas, Mexico - New York

An avalanche races down the mountains of Bhutan (photo/Anjali Nayar)

Bhutan fights silent tsunamis, one rock at a time.

In China, the whims of the late Mao Zedong proved fatal for a lot of people. So why are they being revived?

From Mexico, the story of a mine, and a mysterious murder that reaches all the way to Canada.

And, lessons learned from chicken guts, by an author who spent an entire year working jobs most Americans won't take.

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April 14 & 17: from Tokyo - Montreal - London - Kampala, Uganda - Berlin - North Korea

This week, correspondent Laura Lynch takes us on the canvas -- and on the board -- for a few rounds of chessboxing. (photo/Reuters)

Berlin's anti-Nazi Cleaning Lady, scrubbing hatred from public places no matter who she offends.

Japan's widening woes.  It's the farmers' turn to scramble from the shadow of the nuclear plant.

They call it chessboxing and our correspondent is ringside as a merry cult of combatants battle for self-control on the canvas and the board.

With cholera wracking Haiti, a Canadian author warns it's poised to become the quintessential disease of our time.

In South Korea they're called "citizen journalists." North Korea calls them spies, but they're sourcing new stories from the most secretive country on earth. 

And, if you're looking for the Gadhafi mosque, it's over on Gadhafi Road. But what's it doing in Uganda? 

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April 7 & 10: from Cairo - Dakar, Senegal - Libya - Liberia - Tijuana, Mexico

Libyan amateur soldiers risk their lives to fight the Gadhafi army.  Then, some, go home at night.  Photo/Margaret Evans.

Egyptian protesters break into state spy headquarters and find personal files, matching bathrobes -- and new suspicions.

The Redemption Of General Butt Naked, one of Liberia's most feared warlords.

Tales from the desert road. Our correspondent travels with Libya's rookie rebels. 

We'll hear Mexican opera singers out to improve Tijuana's image, one aria at a time.

Some presidents build countries.  How will Haiti's new president re-build his? 

And how to make a million in Senegal. You'll need a loincloth. And lots and lots of sand. 

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