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Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

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Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

Jamaica may be on the verge of losing its battle against the AIDS epidemic because of deeply entrenched anti-gay attitudes and laws. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report from the front lines of Jamaica's battle against HIV and AIDS, a war waged in the shadows.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:01   Comments: 9
Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

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Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

In much of Turkey, playing soccer is something girls simply don't do. But despite religious and cultural resistance, some women players are challenging the norm and taking to the field.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:49   Comments: 19
Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

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Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame

Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.

Posted: September 9, 2009 14:19   Comments: 5
Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

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Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

Correspondent Bigan Saliani and producer Richard O'Regan travel to Iran to explore the tensions between the expectations of many highly educated young Iranian women and the realities of their lives.

Posted: September 8, 2009 18:25   Comments: 5
Cambodia fears growing resistance to malaria drugs

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Cambodia fears growing resistance to malaria drugs

One of the biggest challenges in fighting malaria, which kills more than one million people each year, is drug resistance. In Cambodia, health officials are seeing new evidence of resistance as they try to treat the most deadly kind of malaria.

Posted: July 16, 2009 14:53   Comments: 9
Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy

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Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy

Bolivia controls nearly half of the world's reserves of lithium, a metal crucial for electric cars and other alternative energy technologies. But who will benefit from this discovery is creating controversy.

Posted: May 13, 2009 12:51   Comments: 2
Bolivian land reform comes under fire from landowners

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Bolivian land reform comes under fire from landowners

The Bolivian government is implementing land reform designed to help the poor, under which the government can seize and redistribute land to indigenous farmers. It's a proposal that has left many landowners unhappy.

Posted: May 12, 2009 13:43   Comments: 3
Bolivians depend on coca plant despite anti-drug efforts

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Bolivians depend on coca plant despite anti-drug efforts

Bolivian leader Evo Morales recently expelled U.S. drug enforcement agents from the country. Bolivia's Yungas region is one of the world's leading sources of the coca plant -- the key ingredient in the production of cocaine. But many impoverished Bolivians depend on the coca plant for their livelihood.

Posted: May 11, 2009 12:37   Comments: 4
Palestinian economy helped and harmed by globalization

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Palestinian economy helped and harmed by globalization

After the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, for the first time, Palestinians began to take control of their own economic destiny. Foreign money soon began pouring into the West Bank. Now, businessmen are complaining less about Israel and more about cheap exports from China.

Posted: May 6, 2009 10:26   Comments: 1
Divided Northern Ireland works to integrate schools

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Divided Northern Ireland works to integrate schools

Despite its official peace agreements, Northern Ireland remains a largely divided land, with Catholics and Protestants still living apart. Yet there are attempts to bring the people of Northern Ireland together, including an innovative program to integrate schools.

Posted: May 5, 2009 15:59   Comments: 3

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