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Excitement and disgust

An abrupt end to a visit to Venezuela, “anarchy with personality” in Seville, and some very pricey pigeons in Istanbul. Kate Adie introduces correspondents’ stories.

Pastry police, pardoned bulls and pricey pigeons. Correspondents’ stories with Kate Adie.
Stephen Sackur's visit to Venezuela ends rather more abruptly than he'd intended, foreign journalists are rarely welcome he discovers. In Spain the debate about the ethics of bullfighting has started its annual dance and Antonia Quirke finds both excitement and disgust. One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, a President Lenin will soon take office in Ecuador. Joe Gerlach watches election day unfold from an airport lounge in the capital. Flora Bradley-Watson is among the pigeon fanciers of Istanbul talking politics and feathered friends. And Owen Bennett-Jones finds himself answering, rather than asking, questions as he gets to know the Somali Americans living in Minneapolis.

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