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Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Thailand

Thailand is often called the "Land of Smiles" and considered a tropical paradise full of friendly, spiritual locals eager to share their unique cuisine and pristine beaches. However, Thailand's elaborate culinary feats and sun-washed beachfronts are not the only reason why the country has become the playground of the rich and elite of the world. Conservative estimates suggest that 10% of tourist dollars are spent on the sex trade.

Rising Waters: India's Sunderbans

As global warming melts the world's ice, and heats the oceans, sea level is rising. It could go up 3 feet by the end of the century. Some coastal areas, such as the low-lying coastline off the Bay of Bengal, where the Ganges, Meghna and Brahmaputra Rivers meet the Indian Ocean, is already threatened.

Bosnia's Fragile Peace: An Interview with Gordon Milosovic

Recently, Milorad Dodik, the controversial prime minister of the Serb-majority part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, made public comments suggesting that Bosnian Muslims had staged two notorious attacks against them during Bosnia's bloody civil war, presumably to win the support of the international community. The comments created an uproar among many Bosnians and received condemnation from the international community's high representative in the country.

Bosnia's Fragile Peace: An Interview with Gordan Milosovic

Recently, Milorad Dodik, the controversial prime minister of the Serb-majority part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, made public comments suggesting that Bosnian Muslims had staged two notorious attacks against them during Bosnia's bloody civil war, presumably to win the support of the international community. The comments created an uproar among many Bosnians and received condemnation from the international community's high representative in the country.

Guatemala's Children Languish from Malnutrition

More than two million Guatemalans live in extreme poverty, and nearly half of the children in Guatemala are malnourished. In some areas, nearly every child is affected.

Most suffer from chronic malnutrition, which means that while they are getting enough calories, the food they eat is severely lacking in vitamins and protein.

As Samuel Loewenberg reports, this poor nutrition affects not only their bodies, but their future.

Dr. Figueroa on HIV AIDS in Jamaica

For more than 25 years, Dr. Peter Figueroa fought an exhausting battle against HIV/AIDS epidemic in Jamaica. Now retired, he describes the challenges that have prevented him from reaching the goal.

Poverty and Faith Fill Pakistan's Madrassas

Filmmaker Alex Stonehill explores the complex intersection of faith, poverty and education in Pakistan today.

A Deadly Cycle

Jamaica's hard-to-reach and embattled gay community has been ignored by the government's public health program for the last 25 years. Last year, a study revealed that nearly one-third of gay men in Jamaica may be infected with the virus that causes AIDS, but the island's public health response remains paralyzed by homophobia as the epidemic continues its uncontrolled spread through Jamaican society.

Ghana's Kayayo: Making the Most of Poverty

The Kayayo women of Ghana struggle to find jobs in the southern cities of the country, migrating from the north every year to escape the center of a cycle of poverty.

As it Grows, India Faces Problems Feeding Itself

India, soon to be the largest nation on earth, is facing a crisis in providing enough food for its people without destroying their environment.

In an effort to increase the agricultural production in India in the 1960s, plant geneticist M.S. Swaminathan and American scientist Norman Borlaug developed hybrid crops and synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. This "green revolution" almost doubled the amount of wheat grown in India.