Taking on the Mafia
A restaurant owner - backed an anti-mafia movement - refuses to pay the mafia's "tax."
Bolivia: My Five Years With Evo
Following the rise of South America's first indigenous president.
Chicago: Little Mexico
Legal son of an illegal mother.
Cuba: The Art Revolution
Challenging Fidel's socialist system.
France: Soundtrack to a Riot
A rap of protest from the ghetto.
India: The Missing Girls
A society out of balance.
In 2006, when my wife and I traveled to India to live and work, the one issue that kept grabbing our attention was northern India's deep cultural preference for sons over daughters. The desire for sons can be so great, that some families, after having a girl or two, will abort female fetuses until they bear a son. The practice is called female feticide or sex selection.
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