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Conflict & Justice

Nicaragua's approach to gang violence

Many Central American countries deal with their urban gang problems with fierce crackdowns and harsh prison sentences. Nicaragua is trying a different strategy... one that's brought peace to many gang neighborhoods. Reporter Mary Stucky explains.

Conflict & Justice

Fraud found in Dole banana lawsuit

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Stecklow, investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about bogus evidence that's been introduced in lawsuits that Nicaraguan peasants have filed against the fruit and vegetable company, Dole.

Global Politics

Who built Nicaragua's mosque?

Marco Werman gets details from reporter Steve Stecklow on a new mosque recently built in Nicaragua. There are conflicting reports on how it was funded; including rumors has that it was built with Iranian money.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nicaragua's Perrozompopo

Thursday night at the Latin Grammys, keep your eyes peeled for a newcomer to the awards. He is Nicaraguan singer and songwriter Ramon Mejia and he's been nominated in the best alternative album category. The World's Marco Werman has more.

Conflict & Justice

Have a cigar!

Our Geo Quiz is about cigars this time. The best cigars come from Cuba. At least that's what cigar aficionados say. But it's been illegal to import Cuban cigars to the US since the 1960s. We want you to name two of the most popular with cigar lovers.