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Powerful Farm Advocate Pushes For More In Brazil

Brazil now rivals the United States in food production. Environmentalists in Brazil complain that this surge in production has come at the expense of forests, including the Amazon. But they're facing one tough farming advocate: a senator, landowner and head of the country's most powerful Big Agro association. (This piece initially aired Jan. 7, 2013 on Morning Edition.)
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France Aids Mali In Operation To Oust Militants

Military operations are underway by French armed forces to oust al-Qaida-linked rebels from the north of Mali. In a separate operation, French commandos also reportedly attacked an Islamist base in Somalia to try to rescue a French hostage. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
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As U.S. Starts Afghanistan Drawdown, Long-Term Concerns Linger

President Obama met with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week in Washington, D.C. Their discussions focused on what role the U.S. will play in Afghanistan after 2014, when most American and NATO troops are scheduled to leave the country.
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After Bringing Cholera To Haiti, U.N. Plans To Get Rid Of It

On the third anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake, the country is laying plans to rid itself of the cholera epidemic that followed in its wake. Most scientists now think Nepalese soldiers unwittingly spread the pathogen in Haiti when they joined a United Nations peacekeeping force.
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Cyprus Torn Between Strong Allies Over Bailout Money

Eurozone finance ministers reportedly won't approve a final bailout deal for Cyprus until after February elections there. The vote is expected to bring to power a conservative who will do everything that the current communist president is refusing: cut public sector jobs, slash wages and, above all, privatize public services. Everyone in the Cypriot government but president Demetrios Christofias agreed in November to austerity measures proposed by the European Union and International Monetary Fund. The delay is terrible for Cypriot banks, which were hit hard by the Greek debt crisis and are desperate for recapitalization funds. Worsening matters is Russian leader Vladimir Putin's call to repatriate $1 trillion of Russian cash abroad. At least one fifth of the deposits in Cypriot banks are Russian.
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France Comes To Former Colony's Aid To Oust Radical Islamists In Mali

French President Francois Hollande announced on Friday that France has intervened militarily in the Saharan African nation of Mali, a former French colony, to stop any further advancement of Islamist extremist forces in the north of the country.
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Obama: U.S. Forces Will Transition To Support Role In Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Obama discussed future U.S.-Afghanistan relations and the withdrawal of U.S. forces on Friday.

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