Correspondents' Dispatches: May 2011 Archives
Friday May 6, 2011
Jane French of Toronto shares this dispatch:
Greeting Rick and the Dispatches team:
Inspired by Rick's encouraging words to listeners to share our stories inspired by experiences in other countries, I respectfully submit the following personal essay based on a recent trip to India and the privilege of staying with our family (by marriage) in Tamil Nadu.
It was twenty years since our first visit to India and everyone wanted to know what was the biggest change?
Western-style toilets are more popular than two decades ago. The price of onions is way up. And auto rickshaws, trucks, motorbikes, buses and bullock carts now wrestle for space with SUVs and high-end imported cars. (continues...)
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- CBC Investigates Dirty work: Activists in India risk their lives to rescue child labourers
- As a result of poverty, millions of kids in India are forced to do dangerous, illegal work for unscrupulous employers. The CBC's Nahlah Ayed got exclusive access to join a group of activists on a child labour raid.
- Al-Qaeda still 'very dangerous' 5 years after Osama bin Laden's death
- Osama bin Laden's death after U.S. military special forces soldiers raided a compound in Pakistan was a significant symbolic blow to al-Qaeda, but it was hardly the end of the jihadist powerhouse. As it battles ISIS for influence, al-Qaeda continues to expand.
- Turkey and U.S.-led coalition pound ISIS in Syria, killing 63
- The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck ISIS positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants.
- John Kerry, Saudi foreign minister continue talks on Syria ceasefire
- Talks with Russia and coalition partners are "getting closer to a place of understanding" on renewing a ceasefire in Syria, including around the city of Aleppo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.
- Craig Wright, Australian businessman, says he's Bitcoin creator
- Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright on Monday told the BBC he was the creator of controversial digital currency Bitcoin, ending years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.