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El Salvador's Streets Safer, Thanks To Gang Truce

El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world. But police say murders have been cut in half since March. That's when a former guerilla and a catholic bishop brokered a truce between two of the country's most violent gangs. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with Alex Sanchez, a former gang member, and director of the gang intervention group Homies Unidos. Hinojosa is also joined by Carlos Dada, editor of an online newspaper in El Salvador.

Heartbreak Again As 520 More Genocide Victims Are Buried In Srebrenica

In a sad annual ritual, the latest victims to be identified from among the more than 8,000 who were massacred there in 1995 were interred today.
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Afghanistan: Lessons Learned (And Unlearned)

Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran joins Kojo to explore the war within the war for Afghanistan.


Spanish Families Share Expenses And Tradition

Multi-generational families living in the same household in Spain is nothing new. But as a quarter of Spanish workers are out of work, and half of its young adults are struggling to find a job, relatives can rely on one earner, with government assistance, to get by the country's economic woes.

Euro Currency Still Faring Well, For Now

Despite the persistence of the European financial crisis, the euro has held up relatively well since the crisis began. While the currency has lost some value against the dollar, its performance has defied ongoing speculation that the currency union is doomed. But can it last?

'Hard Questions' Remain In U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Pakistan reopened border crossings last week for U.S. and NATO convoys heading into Afghanistan, resolving a seven-month-long dispute. But other challenges remain, including disagreement over U.S. drone strikes inside Pakistan and the pro-al-Qaida Haqqani network.