Guatemala and Canada

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Pascale Harter introduces personal stories, insights and analysis from correspondents around the world. Humphrey Hawksley visits rural Guatemala and hears how Mexico's drug wars are spreading south. Now parents have a new dilemma: is it better to take children along with you to work in the sugarcane or banana plantations - exhausting, unloved and badly-paid work, but at least safe - or send them to school and risk their getting caught up in the world of the narcotraffickers?

And on Ottawa's frozen Rideau Canal, Jennifer Chevalier skates along with a protest. Just as in 1988, during the negotiations which brought in the NAFTA era, Canadians are again debating their country's place in the world - and whether the USA will always "suck all the oxygen out of the room". Can Canadian identity, business and healthcare survive the proposed CETA agreement with the EU?

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Tue 5 Mar 2013 04:50 GMT
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