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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Police in Tijuana recently had their guns confiscated and were issued slingshots instead as part of President Felipe Calderon’s crackdown on drug gangs. On today’s Underreported: Calderon’s new policies. Also: what the price of tortillas tells us about the health of the Mexican economy. Then, the history of the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. We’ll hear about a new feature film about the US involvement in Iraq. And journalist Edward Luce tries to make sense of the many contradictions of modern India.
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Underreported: Calderon’s Crackdowns

Police in Tijuana recently had their guns confiscated and were issued slingshots instead as part of President Felipe Calderon’s new crackdown on drug gangs. We’ll look into President Felipe Calderon’s policies since taking office, and how they’re affecting his popularity in Mexico. Leonard talks to Maureen Meyer of the

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Underreported: Tortilla Wars

The price of tortillas in Mexico recently shot up by more than 50% in some regions. That’s in part because a single company owns 70% of the tortilla and cornmeal market there. And one communications firm owns 94% of landlines in Mexico. Leonard talks to Professor George Grayson, a Mexico ...

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Millrose Games

The Millrose Games has been a sporting fixture in New York City since 1908. Held annually since 1914, the Games is the longest running sporting event in Madison Square Garden history. Eamon Coghlan won the Wanamaker Mile seven times, and Mary Decker Slaney was a world record holder ...

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The Situation in Iraq

The Situation is the first feature film to deal with the US occupation of Iraq. Leonard talks to filmmaker Philip Haas and actor Connie Neilsen.

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India, In Spite of the Gods

India will have more English speakers than the United States by 2050. The country also has a booming tech sector, while three-quarters of the country lives in extreme deprivation. Edward Luce of the Financial Times tries to make sense of modern India and its rise to global power in his ...

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