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Mexico: New President, New Drug Violence Plan

Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, recently enacted a law to compensate victims of drug violence. It also sets up a national registry to record the crimes. Host Michel Martin discusses the new law with Nik Steinberg of Human Rights Watch.
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In Connecticut, Two Sides Of A Deep Economic Divide

Leafy, tony Greenwich, Conn., feels a world apart from nearby Bridgeport, where unemployment and crime levels have soared as industry has declined. The vast differences in wealth in these two Fairfield County towns reflect a level of income inequality that's among the nation's highest.
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Bangkok: A City Of Glitz, A City Of Desperation

Bangkok has seen spectacular growth in recent decades, but this has created a city divided by wealth and poverty. As part of a series on income inequality worldwide, GlobalPost looks at the disparities in Thailand's capital.
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Hostage Crisis In Algeria

Americans at an oil facility in Algeria were among a number of people taken hostage yesterday. An Islamic militant group has claimed responsibility. An update on the crisis.

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In Algeria: Some Hostages May Have Escaped, Others Reportedly Killed

Events are happening quickly at the oil field where Islamist militants are holding a large group of hostages, apparently including some Americans. The kidnappers are retaliating for French military action against militants in neighboring Mali.
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Mali Ground War Battles Militant Islamists

French and Malian troops are directly engaging the rebels in combat. For an update on how the fighting is going, Renee Montagne talks to Sudarsan Raghavan, a correspondent for The Washington Post, who is covering events from the capital Bamako.
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Algerian Militants Demand French Military Withdraws From Mali

In southern Algeria, Islamist militants are holding scores of Western hostages who were kidnapped from an oil refinery. The militants say the kidnappings are in retaliation for French intervention in the Mali crisis.

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