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Africa, Burundi
One man's view of the future of Burundi politics
Jina Moore
July 12, 2010
In the first two weeks of June, I spent a few days with opposition leader and one-time presidential candidate Alexis Sinduhije.
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Guyane​, South America
French Guiana: River Patrol With the Gendarmes
Damon Tabor
July 2, 2010
After Cayenne, I traveled to a ramshackle little town about 50 miles from the Brazilian border called Regina.
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Africa, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Gets Normal
Jina Moore
July 20, 2010
Can you imagine reading an article headlined, “Seventy percent of Sierra Leonean youth
can read and write”? Because I can’t imagine getting one published.
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Africa, Sierra Leone
How to Talk to Diplomats
Jina Moore
July 19, 2010
When I was in journalism school, I had an internship with a wire service covering UN headquarters. I was, at best, unremarkable at this, and I was constantly confounded by the quasi-English being...
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Guyane​, South America
French Guiana: Mercury, the Global Threat
Damon Tabor
July 16, 2010
Illegal mining of gold contributes to the violent climate of French Guiana, but individuals also suffer due to unhealthy contact with mercury during the extraction process.
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Africa, South Africa
Xenophobia by Any Other Name
Susana Ferreira
July 14, 2010
By Monday, the morning after the World Cup final in South Africa, the tension that had been building for weeks had already broken.
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Africa, South Africa
Struggle Songs
Susana Ferreira
July 14, 2010
A group of girls from the Musina rape survivors’ shelter are clustered in the courtyard, giggling and smiling in the soft late afternoon sunshine.
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Asia, China
China: Threatened Waters
Sean Gallagher
July 12, 2010
When I first started to research the idea of reporting on wetlands in China, the initial thing that I noticed was that there were some rather shocking statistics associated with the issue.
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North America​, United States
Mexico: Civilian Casualties of the War on Drugs
Daniel Connolly
July 9, 2010
This morning I opened up a copy of The Commercial Appeal and read the story of how gunmen had slaughtered the entire family of Melquisedet Angulo.
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Mexico, North America
Mexico: Grenades and Gangsters
Daniel Connolly
July 8, 2010
After we visited the chapel of Saint Death, (see previous blog post) we stopped to eat at a nearby restaurant.
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Mexico, North America
Mexico: Chapel of the Most Sainted Death
Daniel Connolly
July 7, 2010
We started our Sunday morning searching for a chapel where people worship Santa Muerte, or Saint Death. The Catholic Church is dominant in Mexico and doesn’t recognize this practice.
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Africa, Burundi
Burundi's Presidential Vote, From Inside The Polls
Jina Moore
July 6, 2010
Here’s a first-hand look at Burundi’s presidential poll, complete with windy hilltops, colorful rallies, and a very hip election jingle.
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