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Conflict & Justice

Global impact of porn industry

The idea of corporate responsibility is not exclusive to big corporations. Some small business affect lives around the world. Tim Samuels produced a series for BBC-TV about the impact of porn films in countries where those films are very successful.

Global Politics

BBC back in Zimbabwe

The BBC returns to Zimbabwe with a day of live broadcasting from the African country. The Africa Have Your Say' program comes from Chitungwiza, a Soweto-like' township outside Harare. The hometown of host Farayi Mungazi. Marco Werman talked with him.

Global Politics

Mexican towns suffer from drug war

In Mexico, the bloody battle to defeat the country's powerful drug cartels is reeking havoc on formerly tranquil towns. This is the case in Camargo, Chihuahua � Monica Ortiz Uribe visited the town six hours south of the Texas border.

Conflict & Justice

Haiti's child slaves

Haiti's children were vulnerable before the devastating earthquake last month. Many were exploited as child ?restaveks,? or slaves. Marco Werman talks E. Benjamin Skinner who is the author of ?A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with modern-day slavery?.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cacao crops waning

Cacao plantations have been a mainstay for farmers in the Mexican state of Chiapas. But farmers have started to abandon these crops for the more lucrative sugar cane and oil palm plants. Murray Carpenter reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Clean up job

The Coast Guard today reported the death of two workers helping to clean up the spill in the Gulf. Cleaning up the oil is grueling, sometimes dangerous work. Annie Correal is a reporter with El Diario. She reports from the town of Hopedale.

Global Politics

North Korea succession

North Korea appears to be gearing up for a major political milestone. It would be the first time in Communist history that power passes to the third generation. But that's far from a sure thing. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.