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Past Episodes: November 2011 Archives

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November 24 & 27, 2011: from Dhaka, Bangladesh - Santa, Peru - Jonestown, Guyana - Equatorial Guinea - Mexico City

From our correspondents around the world...

Mourners and coffins at the procession for a mass funeral in rural Peru. Mass graves were recently discovered 19 years after death squads killed tens of thousands in that country. (Photo/Mattia Cabitza)

Justice delayed or justice denied? A controversial war crimes tribunal begins in Bangladesh. 

In Peru, requiem for a ragged history as new graves are uncovered from the long civil war. 

And, if there are lessons in tragedy, should the site of the Jonestown Massacre be made into a tourist attraction? The push is on to do just that.  

Then, a dictatorship in Africa wants to change its image but will Equatorial Guinea also change its ways? 

And from Mexico, the saint comes marching in.

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November 17 & 20: from South Africa - Afghanistan - Espiritu Santu, Brazil - Mogadishu, Somalia

Gold miners deep underground in South Africa. Tens of thousands them come down with TB and HIV and are sent home to die without treatment. Photo/AP

The preventable epidemic no one's bothering to prevent in South Africa.

American journalism gets a scolding as a Canadian journalist takes a top U.S. award.

Fawzia Koofi wants to be the next president of Afghanistan. Even if it kills her.

A story of selflessness from Somalia, where the only things not destroyed in the long civil war are hope and the sea.

And, all aboard Brazil's graffiti train. Why one of the world's largest mining companies is embracing street art.

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November 10 & 13, 2011: from Les Cayes, Haiti - Detroit, Michigan - Rome - San Diego

Firefighters work to put out a warehouse fire in Detroit on October 30th, 2011, one they've labelled "suspicious." (Photo/Martine August)

Haitian justice on trial as prison guards stand accused of a jailhouse massacre. 

Detroit's better angels pull it through the fires of Devil's Night but need a miracle to end the decline at its core.   

Sex, murder and the fungus trade. Nepal's got a problem like you won't believe. 

The U.S. Navy is going green, one ship at a time, because saving energy is saving lives.

Ben Hur returns to Rome, but does a blockbuster film make for blockbuster theatre? 

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November 3 & 6: from, Syria - Lukango, Democratic Republic of Congo - Berlin - Sudan - Washington - Japan

Syrian demonstrators have been killed in the thousands by their government. They now say they're ready to take up arms. Photo/AP

Inside the Syrian uprising with a correspondent who says the passive protesters are about to start shooting back.

A sinner in China, celebrity abroad.  The quiet poet turned enemy of the state, saved from madness by a flute.

Can an eye-in-the-sky stop an atrocity on the ground? We'll look in on the progress of the satellite snooping on Sudan. 

Then, from Japan's radioactivity zone, a fisherman's tale of hope and denial.

And in Congo, it takes a village to get anything done, because the government isn't doing  anything to improve people's lives.

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