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Saturday 31 March 2012

What does a chaotic pet market have to tell us about Libya's transition from dictatorship to democracy? Kevin Connolly's been finding out.

Refineries. Miles and miles of pipeline. Hundreds of workers from overseas. Antonia Quirke's learned they are all coming to a remote corner of Mozambique now there's been a huge gas find there.

Drug-related violence is a major issue in the Mexican presidential election campaign, which has just got underway. Will Grant's in the capital city where even news of the most gruesome happenings now seems to cause little surprise or horror.

Jonathan Fryer's been meeting a family hugely respected in Togo. Over the generations they've become known for frequently producing twins - regarded as particularly special in this part of west Africa.

And how on earth did a man from the high Himalayas come to be serving Jewish culinary specialities in a store in Manhattan? The answer to that one comes from Reggie Nadelson.


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  • Introduction

  • Taking on the drug cartels

    Will Grant in Mexico says that how to tackle the country’s violent drugs gangs will be a major factor in the campaigns of candidates hoping to become president in July’s elections.

  • Tensions in the street

    In a pet market in Tripoli, Kevin Connolly finds that the chaos on the streets mirrors the development of post-revolution Libya.

  • Change comes to 'paradise'

    Antonia Quirke in Mozambique says there is trepidation among inhabitants as the discovery of gas promises to bring huge upheaval to a remote region of the country.

  • Twin blessings

    In Togo on the west coast of Africa, Jonathan Fryer visits a community where a high incidence of twins in a family is regarded as extremely fortunate.

  • Stocking up for Passover

    Reggie Nadelson in New York orders her Passover food from an expert salmon-slicer from Nepal and learns how he ended up working in a Jewish delicatessen in Manhattan.


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