Mar 1, 2012 | 10:11Dispatches "The Rope Throwers of Jacmel" Audio
Dispatches "The Rope Throwers of Jacmel" Mar 1, 2012 | 10:11Susana Ferreira takes us to the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti -- where traditionally, dark threads of history, culture and politics are intertwined with the colourful floats and dancers. And the Lanse Kod, or Rope Throwers, are the most menacing figures of all.
Nov 24, 2011 | 3:54Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" (November 2009 Rewind encore) Audio
Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" (November 2009 Rewind encore) Nov 24, 2011 | 3:54Bronwyn Drainie reports for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning in 1978 on the Jonestown massacre. Cult leader Jim Jones presided over the deaths of more than 900 followers of the People's Temple, based in Jonestown, Guyana. The dead were most killed with cyanide, which some willingly took after poisoning their children with it first.
Nov 24, 2011 | 8:38Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" Audio
Dispatches "Jonestown revisited" Nov 24, 2011 | 8:38Reporter Sarah Grainger goes back to Jonestown, Guyana, to the site of the massacre of 900 Americans in 1978, presided over by Jim Jones. Now some want to turn this site into a tourist destination...while others find that idea distasteful.
Jan 26, 2012 | 1:45Dispatches "Burma emerges" (Dr. Thant Myint-U at the Jaipur Literature Festival) Audio
Dispatches "Burma emerges" (Dr. Thant Myint-U at the Jaipur Literature Festival) Jan 26, 2012 | 1:45The recent and remarkable political thaw in Burma, also known as Myanmar, is getting attention around the world. Political prisoners have been let out. The U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations. Speaking in Jaipur at the the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, the noted author and historian Dr. Thant Myint-U predicted the Burmese president will further relax the administration's grip on the country.