Dispatches | Jun 20, 2012 | 4:53

A Better Place

Time and again, our correspondents documented the ways insecurity and economics drive people from their homes, a story as old as war itself. CBC Correspondent Derek Stoffel talks with a group of Syrian refugees living at a camp at the Turkey/Syria border.

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Dispatches "A soldier's Story" (Jody Mitic update) Jun 14, 2012 | 7:39Jody Mitic stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. He lost his feet, but not hope. He met Rick then and now again to talk about life with the woman who helped save him and his zest for the future.
Dispatches - "Dispatches over the years: Characters we've met" (Collage)Jun 14, 2012 | 5:21Dispatches "Dispatches over the years: Characters we've met" (Collage) Audio
Dispatches "Dispatches over the years: Characters we've met" (Collage) Jun 14, 2012 | 5:21Spend twelve years roaming the world like we have and you meet some interesting folks, in remarkable situations. Have a listen to a few from our past seasons. Full versions are on our website.
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Dispatches "Anti-Narco music" Jun 14, 2012 | 3:57Hector Diaz is just 24. He's lost friends to Mexico's drug wars and a part of his country. Rapping about it, he says, is dangerous. But he's building on songs of the cartels, known as corridos, for a new generation of Mexicans.
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Dispatches "The measure of a dispatch: the "Who Knew?" factor" (Favorites) Jun 14, 2012 | 4:05As our twelfth and final season comes to a close, we've dug through our archives to remind you of some of the things you just would not have heard anywhere else! Full versions are on our website.
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Dispatches "Toothsome Tourism" Jun 14, 2012 | 4:00You can go broke in the U.S. just by going to the dentist. But, as with many things, more and more Americans are hiring Mexicans to do the job more cheaply. Jennifer Westaway heads south of the border to see how both patient and dentist are bringing back smiles.
Dispatches - June 14, 2012Jun 14, 2012 | 52:23Dispatches June 14, 2012 Audio
Dispatches June 14, 2012 Jun 14, 2012 | 52:23Updating from Cape Town - Port au Prince - Tijuana - Afghanistan - Democratic Republic of Congo and various other locations.
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Dispatches "The mender of lost hearts" (Clip) Jun 14, 2012 | 2:30Samite Mulundo brought Dispatches a memorable tale of his journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo. His job was to lead music workshops to help former child soldiers and young victims of violence work through their pain. Here's an excerpt. His original story is on our website.
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