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Tuesday, December 27th 2011

13:26

Brazil overtakes UK as sixth-largest economy

Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, according to a London-based research centre.

The shift is part of a larger trend in which emerging economies are out doing some European countries.

The south American country was still considered something of an economic underachiever a decade ago, but as its economy grew steadily in the past eight years, things started to change.

Government's anti-poverty measures further helped in lifting more than 40 million people into a new middle class.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo, Brazil.



Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/gxYxt4weI6Y
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Tuesday, December 27th 2011

12:21

Can Cuba fix its socialist system?

As Cuba introduces limited changes to its economic system, what effect will they have on Cubans.  Inside Story Americas discusses with guests: Peter Kombluh, Philip Brenner and Philip Peters.



Source: Al Jazeera's Inside Story America - http://youtu.be/EeieWJs6dck
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Wednesday, December 21st 2011

22:06

Mexican drug gangs' public relations campaign

From guns to the media, Mexican drug cartels have turned to new and unusual tactics to intimidate their rivals.

Videos of drug-related massacres have been sent to news networks and posted online.

The gangs have also tried to win support through public displays of strength.

But as Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports, people in the southern city of Cuernavaca are not impressed by the cartels' campaigns.



Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/MFasg6qI1TY
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Wednesday, December 21st 2011

21:48

Peru snuffing out drug crops


The government of Peru want to change its image as the world's top exporter of pure cocaine by encouraging farmers to grow food, instead of coca leaves.

President Ollanta Humala's new policy overhaul includes a 20% increase in funding for social development as well as crop substitution in coca producing regions like the famed Vrae Valley.

In the final of a two part series, Al Jazeera looks at the efforts being made to crackdown on the country's "narco-terrorists".

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Peru's Vrae Valley.



Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/Bb64JswQoEU
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Wednesday, December 21st 2011

21:26

Peru's cocaine industry skyrockets


Peru, one of the world's leading producers and exporters of cocaine, has seen the illicit trade boom in recent times.

The industry's growth has prompted the country's government to plan an anti-drug campaign.

Some experts blame the authorities for not taking enough action to stop the drug trade, while poor coca farmers say the government's failure to help them economically has forced them to continue in the business. 

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Peru's Vrae Valley, the world's densest coca producing region, in the first of a two part special.



Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/KJyV4hmYWiY
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