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Lessons in love and patriotism, music and dancing in Peru and can your name really influence your life chances?

Teaching love for your country in Uganda, rooting out teenage gang violence on New York's Long Island, and can your name really influence your life chances? Pascale Harter presents stories from around the world.

Tens of thousands of Salvadorans fled civil war, hoping for a safer and better life in New York. But as Lucy Ash discovers, Long Island is now facing its own problems, the growth of MS-13, a notoriously brutal gang with roots in California and El Salvador.

Mike Thompson meets the man who teaches patriotism in Uganda. Standing bolt upright, legs apart, with a rather stern expression…. he looked just as I’d imagined a teacher of patriotism would. On the wall above his balding head were the words: Ambition, Belief, Courage and determination.

A small Peruvian village throws quite a party, Robin Denselow dances with the Swiss Ambassador.

Plus Chris Haslam discovers some unique naming traditions in Zambia.

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