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Argentina: The Bad Seeds

March 15, 2013

The country’s soy industry is booming but what is the impact of soy production on Argentinians and the environment?

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*Argentina’s Bad Seeds


When I explained I was in the country to cover the soya boom, which has given Argentina the fastest growth rate in South America, but also allegedly caused devastating malformations in children, there was a look of disbelief. “Here, in Argentina? Why haven’t we heard about it?”

A good question: why had not anyone heard about it? And when I ventured a little further explaining I also wanted to cover what is best described as a dirty war in the North of the country where campesinos are being driven off their land, and sometimes killed, to make way for soya plantations – the bemusement increased. “That’s historical” people would say, “it’s been going on since the time of the conquistadores.” So when I arrived with my crew at Argentina’s second city, Cordoba, 700 kilometres North West of the capital, to meet Alternative Nobel Laureate Professor Raul Montenegro, I was not quite sure what to expect.


Russia-Iraq arms deal

October 10, 2012

Inside Story – Russia-Iraq arms deal: Business as usual?

Russia has agreed to sell up to $5bn worth of arms to Iraq. Are the motives behind the deal purely financial, and does it impact the delicate balance of power in the region? Guests: Sabah al-Mukhtar, Jorge Benitez, Dmitry Babich.

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*What is behind Iraq’s arms deal with Russia?

Some see both Baghdad and Moscow as helping prop up Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, by strongly opposing outside intervention in the crisis.

Iraq has echoed Russia’s call for a political solution to the conflict, and both countries reject any move aimed at regime change in Syria.

*Pentagon deploys military forces to Jordan-Syria border


India-China arms race brewing?

March 7, 2012

“The Indian armed forces held a major military exercise near the Chinese border, while China boosts its military spending. What are the likely ramifications for the Asia-Pacific? Guests: Jonathan Holslag, Zorowar Daulet Singh, Richard Hu Weixing.”

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*Is an India-China arms race brewing?

“On Saturday, the Indian armed forces ended a major military exercise near the Chinese border, while China has announced that it will increase its military spending by 11.2 per cent in 2012.
The four-day exercise, codenamed “Pralay” or devastation, tested a wide range of defence capabilities.”


Afghan Protests Continue

February 25, 2012

“In the four days of protests since the discovery of burnt Qurans at Bagram air base 25 people, including two US soldiers, have died.

Friday’s 11 deaths marked the deadliest day in four days of protest.
Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.”

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*NATO recalls advisers after Kabul shooting

“Withdrawal of all foreign advisers announced after killing of two US military officers in Kabul’s interior ministry.”

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