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Haiti's restavek' children

�Restaveks'. It's an old cultural institution that nowadays often equates to child slavery. The UN estimates that 183,000 Haitian children are restaveks. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour from WAMU visited a special school for these children.

Global Politics

How cholera outbreak started

Scientists are still trying to understand how the cholera epidemic in Haiti began. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with public health and cholera expert Rita Colwell. She says the right environmental conditions were there for the outbreak to flourish.

Global Politics

Europe's economic angst

There was more unrest in Europe today.From violent student protests in Britain to strikes in Portugal and anger over budget cuts in Ireland, tensions are on the rise.The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.

Global Politics

Israeli growers on strike

Many farms rely on foreigners to do back-breaking, low-paying jobs. In Israel, that means importing farm workers from Thailand but the Israeli government now limits the number of guest workers. Israeli growers are protesting. Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

Land deals of wealthy nations

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, about land deals between countries. More needs to be done to insure the lands deals are done in a responsible way.

Arts, Culture & Media

Food as fine art

In the Geo Quiz, we're looking for the Moon City. So where is it? For starters it's not on the moon. Host Marco Werman takes us to a restaurant in the Moon City where owner Andres Jaramillo has taken food and entertainment planning to a fine art.

Arts, Culture & Media

Palenque Palenque

For today's Global Hit, we hear the sounds of African influence in Colombia. A new collection called Palenque Palenque shows how Afro roots music asserted in the 70s and 80s within a salsa-dominant country.

Arts, Culture & Media

Venue of Korean armistice

Today's Geo Quiz is about peace or the lack thereof on the Korean peninsula. The Korean War armistice was signed in 1953 but never followed by a formal peace treaty. The question we have for you is simply: where was it signed?

Global Politics

Koreas trade artillery fire

North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire today in one of the most dramatic confrontations between the two since the Korean War ended without a peace treaty. Reporter Jason Strother has reaction from South Korea.

Conflict & Justice

Polygamy case in Canada

A court in British Columbia is hearing arguments in a case that could invalidate Canada's anti-polygamy laws. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details on the case from Daphne Bramham, a reporter with the Vancouver Sun newspaper.

Arts, Culture & Media

Royal weddings

Marriage of the royal kind is what a lot of people around the globe are talking about these days. All the attention on the British royals got The World's Carol Zall thinking about all those �other' royal families out there.