Will six casinos, 12 hotels, and three golf courses be a winning formula to get the local economy back on track? Or will Euro Vegas bring in a wave of corruption and prostitution? The World’s Gerry Hadden reports from Alcorcon, Spain.
Myanmar is not a country where gays and lesbians are able to live openly, but for one week a year, the gay and transgender community can celebrate openly at a festival where spirits commune with humans.
Togo native Massama Dogo wants his band Elikeh to make you dance and think. He’s from a country with few natural resources, but plenty of poverty and repression.
With the killing of the American ambassador to Libya, and the demonstrations now all over the Middle East, it’s easy to forget one of the long-standing and entrenched issues facing policy makers: Palestinian statehood [...]
Anti-American sentiment grows in the Middle East as demonstrators in Yemen break into the US embassy there. Also, how the Latino immigrant vote could tilt Colorado in the US presidential elections. Plus, scientists discover a new species of monkey in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Demonstrators in Yemen broke into the US embassy there today, to protest an American made movie they deem blasphemous. The riot comes two days after riots at US diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt.
The anti-American protests spreading in the Middle East are causing many in the region to reconsider the long-term impact of the Arab Spring.
The video that sparked outrage this week in the Muslim world had been available online since July. Zeynep Tufekci, a visiting scholar at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy explains to host Marco Werman how the trailer went from obscurity to notoriety practically overnight.
Millions of tons of e-waste end up in the developing world each year. Much of it is improperly recycled, if it’s recycled at all. Now, one man wants to use pedal-power to change that.
Amidst awful stories of elephants and rhinos slaughtered by poachers in Africa, Namibia stands out for its cutting-edge approach to protecting wildlife. Author Rick Bass talks about how former poachers have been enlisted to protect the animals they once killed.
Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin is a former deputy head and senior anchor at Egypt’s state-owned Nile TV. She resigned from the position in February last year because she disapproved of the channel’s coverage of the revolution. She tells anchor Marco Werman she sees the anti-American attacks as “a strike against the revolution.”
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for September 13, 2012. Artists featured are: Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck, Tinariwen, Toubab Krewe, Tinariwen, Seckou Keita quartet, Yoshida Brothers.
The influx of Syrian refugees is taking a toll on the Southern Turkish town of Antakya, where many Syrian families and activists have settled.
The answer to today’s Geo Quiz is the Lomami Forest, an African lowland rainforest in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) where a new species of monkey called Lesula has been discovered. Conservation biologist John Hart with the Lukuru Wildlife Research Project talks about the discovery.