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Aids in Cambodia
The first case of HIV infection in Cambodia was reported in 1991 and this was followed by a rapid rise in transmission. Cambodia's national HIV prevalence rate is now the highest in Asia. In such an impoverished country, where most marriages are still arranged by the family and prostitution is widespread, this is hardly surprising. NGOs have been tackling the problem for over a decade and as antiretroviral...   see more »
 
Castelvolturno's Victims
On September 18th, six African immigrants were killed in Castelvolturno, a small town north of Naples. They were standing outside a store selling ethnic goods. Police suspect a dispute over drug trafficking. Few days ago 3 people belonging to the Neapolitan mafia (Camorra) were arrested believed to be responsible for the September 18th murders. They are considered among the 100 most wanted criminals...   see more »
 
Circus
Hidden in the dark corners of Valencia, a strange glimmer of worn yet vibrant costumes, signs and caravans shines around the faded big top of the Jamayca circus. A strange burst of colors and energy erupt an otherwise drab landscape, evoking a Felliniesque ambience of grotesque yet surreal characters who recite in a tragicomic drama. Far away from the romantic adventures of Zampanò, tragedy reigns...   see more »
 
Clandestine Nights in Cuba
Havana, 9.30 pm: Our Cadillac, one of those famous American models from the 50s, drives along the Malecon seafront, headed for a secret destination. The plan for the evening: we're going to see an unusual, alternative, underground musical show, which is to be performed in an apartment on the outskirts of Habana Vieja. Mary Dalla, Naomi, Samantha De Monaco, Tina, Chantal and Estrellita Vidal, the stars...   see more »
 
Cuba Forever
Cuba, the beautiful island stretched out in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the world’s second largest tourist destination, resounding to the beat of the rumba and perfumed with tobacco and rum, is where the revolutionary experiment took concrete form. The Utopian project of creating an egalitarian society according to Marxist-Leninist principles unfortunately remained an illusory hope, contradicted...   see more »
 
Gay Parade in Holy Land
Freedom has always had very high prices: exile, infamy, torture… prices paid by those who really believed in what they were doing with unforeseen but greatly appreciated achievements. That way last week West Jerusalem held its gay parade with a total victory (virgins and booty). Four years ago Tel Aviv, with its incomparably more tolerant spirit, supported the event; the same year such a march wasn’t...   see more »
 
Gilboa Military Prison
EXCLUSIVE... Bet She'an is a small Israeli town in the valley of the same name, south of lake Tiberiade. It's one of those places that history, in the grand sense, would never really take an interest in, but recently even a small town like Bet She'an now has a story to tell and, consequently, a place in history. Bet She'an is one of those (none) places where the West, which loves to think of itself...   see more »
 
Gush Katif without return
The palms are tossing their heads in the wind on the white sands of the shore, a kind of whiteness no longer to be found on the shore strip of Israel; they create an illusion of tropical landscape. From a distance the view is enchanting, but only to those capable of successfully skipping over the sight of the dreadfully wretched huts situated on the sides of the road that leads from the Gaza settlement...   see more »
 
Land of exile
The result of six years’ work, “Land of Exile” is dedicated to the Dalai Lama; to the life and work of the Tibetan population in exile; to the school for refugee children created by Jetsun Pema, sister of His Holiness; to the young exiled monks who have found a new home in the monasteries of Dharamsala; and to the pilgrims who come to celebrate the holiday of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This reportage...   see more »
 
Land of Exile (2°Part)
EXCLUSIVE... On February 22nd 1940, Tenzin Gyatso is awarded temporal and spiritual leader of Tibetans and becomes the fourteenth Dalai Lama. As a result of six years work, the report “ Land of Exile” is all dedicated to Dalai Lama. In occasion of his 70th birthday, thanks to an unforgettable reportage of 25 days, spent in Dharamsala (India), we succeeded in gathering information about the history,...   see more »
 
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