Crime - 5

2013 , Crime 4 Comments

The Changing Face of the Mafia

The Changing Face of the Mafia

There are some 5 million Sicilians, but the number of convicted Mafiosi stands at just 5,000. When people leave Sicily and go the Italian mainland, or England, or France they hear people say and point at them: "Sicilian... Mafioso."...

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Made in Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh

Walmart shorts were among the clothes found in the charred remains of Tazreen Fashions factory, but the company escaped accountability. For many western retailers, whose clothes are made in Bangladesh, it's business as usual. Fault Lines travels there to...

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Life after Guantanamo

Life after Guantanamo

Never charged with the crime, Mohammed Odani spent almost nine years in prison. He is the last detainee from Guantanamo Bay Prison to have returned home to live in Yemen. In this episode, Fault Lines travelled to Yemen to...

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2012 , Crime 8 Comments

Walking Merchandise

Walking Merchandise

It's really a process that is so complex. One person or just one researcher can't really encapsulate the whole story. When you say trafficking, most people in America think sex trafficking. There's this glorified horror to sex work that...

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Streets of New York

Streets of New York

Nowhere in America do poverty and wealth exist so closely to one another as in New York City. Even from the darkest corners of Brooklyn, one need only look up and across the East River to see the great...

6.82

Debt Collector

Debt Collector

10 years ago, Shaun Smith was fighting a war against a rival drug gang. To win, he introduced urban terrorism to the British underworld. Victims were firebombed with homemade napalm, attacked with grenades, and sprayed up with machine guns....

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Colombian Narcosubs

Colombian Narcosubs

During the height of the drug trade with Pablo Escobar, the drug trafficking method of choice was for planes to leave from Colombia and land on secret air strips either in Mexico or in the US. Later, that became...

8.50

Children for Sale

Children for Sale

From slums and misery in Brazil, hundreds of children and teenagers leave each day in search of tourists. At home there is no food on the table. On the beaches of Fortaleza there are plenty of men eager for...

7.92

Vatican Inc.

Vatican Inc.

Pope Benedict's resignation shocked the Catholic Church and left the Vatican in disarray. His successor will face many challenges, from recurrent sexual scandals to concerns about financial impropriety at the Vatican's own bank, the IOR or Institute of Religious...

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Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims

Dhaka, the chaotic capital of Bangladesh, is one of the poorest cities in the world, a place where labor is dirt cheap, and rules are loose. 75% of all export income comes from making clothes for rich countries. International...

7.65

Terror in Moscow

Terror in Moscow

On a drizzly Wednesday night in October several hundred people were watching a musical at the Ball-Bearing Factory Theater in Moscow. The show was a romantic love story set in Stalin's Russia. As the audience settled down to the...

8.89

Spirit Child

Spirit Child

For centuries, some West African communities have branded children born deformed or with disabilities as evil spirits. They are seen as a drain on limited resources, and so "medicine men" are often asked to perform rituals and prepare poisonous...

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