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New possibilities for oil drilling

Marco Werman talks with Robert Kaufmann, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston U, about the new technologies which are helping the oil industry search for oil in many areas once considered too difficult.

Global Politics

Adios America, hello Mexico

It's estimated that about half of the agricultural workforce in the United States is here illegally. One Midwestern goat farmer thought that the system was unfair to his Mexican workers. So, he moved to Mexico. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Remembering the legends

Soul singer Solomon Burke died this past year, in Holland. The World's Marco Werman finds out more about Burke's Dutch collaboration. Marco also remembers some other musicians around the world who passed away this year.

Conflict & Justice

The holidays in Ju-rez

The city of Ju-rez would seem to have little to celebrate this holiday season. Drug cartels have been battling among themselves and with police. And yet, at least one neighborhood in Ju-rez is going to celebrate Christmas. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.

Global Politics

Sudanese expats and the referendum

Southern Sudanese will vote in January whether to form an independent country. Members of the diaspora are allowed to vote as well. The World's Jeb Sharp visits one of the eight referendum centers here in the US to see how registration is going.

Global Politics

Nigerian women in Mali slave camps'

Officials in Nigeria say that criminal networks are forcing thousands of girls and women there into prostitution in Mali. Nigeria accuses Mali of failing to act against the traffickers. The BBC's Martin Vogl is in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

Lifestyle & Belief

Asian chillies

For the Geo Quiz we set our sights on a scorching hot chilli pepper. We're looking for the South Asian country where this hot pepper grows. How hot is it? Well, the Naga chilli pepper is said to be 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce�