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Opera Unfolds When A Cuban Cabaret Is Shut Down

When a prominent Cuban singer opened a restaurant and cabaret, he believed he was following President Raul Castro's cry for more small business. But local authorities shut it down without warning. What happens next is seen as a test of Castro's commitment to economic changes.

India's Power Woes A Classic Story Of Supply, Demand

Regular localized outages are common throughout the country, and the massive outage that left more than 670 million people without power is the latest issue in a system struggling to keep up with the nation's growth.

Bhutan Bets Organic Agriculture Is The Road To Happiness

Bhutan wants to be the first country in the world to convert to a 100 percent agricultural system. Many farmers in Bhutan are already organic, which experts say should make the transition relatively easy.

U.S. Wages Sisyphean War Against Afghan Corruption

The U.S. has cited corruption as a major issue in Afghanistan for years. Yet as the U.S. military effort has begun to wind down, the Americans have made little progress in combating an endemic problem.

What Happens If And When Assad Falls In Syria

Many analysts suspect that President Bashar al-Assad is losing his grip on power in Syria, and that his fall is now inevitable. But that leaves many difficult questions about what happens the day after. NPR commentator Ted Koppel talks about the tipping point in Syria and what comes next.

Massive Failure: 670 Million In India Lose Power; Grid Collapses For Second Day

Tuesday's outage affects nearly 200 million more people than live in North and Central America. It created chaos again in New Delhi and other major cities as trains and traffic stopped.