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that really sentence influence of narcotics. the congress is basically running the whole narcotics organization. and also from the united states should things really implode,
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you are looking at effects on the civil war. so it's not that much of a stretch to claim this is a national security issue for the united states. >> the u.s. imports some 750,000 barrels of petroleum from venezuela every single day. it is in fact the biggest buyer of crude from venezuela. so beyond the tit-for-tat that we're seeing are we likely to see any change in those transactions. >> basically venezuela needs the united states more than the united states needs venezuela. it used to be the other way around. now the u.s. really doesn't need venezuela so much so it can actually be a lot more aggressive in picking a fight. at the same time what it may cause venezuela to do is sell
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its state-owned subsidiary and stick it to the united states. the question is will they do it? because they need that -- that's sort of the flagship -- >> wouldn't that be biting the hand that feeds them? u.s. dollars for oil. that's their cash cow, right? >> it is. first of all they have been selling a lot more oil to china -- >> but it's more expensive to ship it over there. >> yes. but this isn't a government that always behaves rationally. iran has agreed to give united states access to a suspected nuclear testing site according to iranian state media. the atomic energy agency met with officials in tehran on monday. another meeting is planned for next month. meanwhile negotiations continue between iran and six major nations. the white house is blasting
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letter sent to iran. >> it's ironic to see members of congress to make common cause with the hard liners in iran. it's an unusual coalition. i think what we're going to focus on right now is seeing whether we get a deal or not. >> iran's foreign minister dismissed the letter as a pop grand da ploy. >> the iraqi military shia ma lishs ya and pesh muir ga fights are looking to capture areas in kirkuk kirkuk. they launched the assault around tikrit weeks ago. they lit oil fields on fies.
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isil is spread thin as it tries to to defend itself. isil is being fractured by coalition efforts. the defense department believes u.s.-led air strikes contributed to personal measures. jamie mcintyre joins us from washington to tell us about the isil. >> reporter: the evidence is anecdotal and it paints a picture of a group losing some cohesion. the signs are things like tensions rising between some indigenous fighters and some of the foreign fighters that have come to join them. and the difficulty isil has recrews new rekrutcruitrecruits. they have crediting the u.s.-led
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coalition air strikes putting a squeeze on isil. >> the amount of pressure we placed on isil over the past several months we know for a fact has generated internal pressures that continue to contribute to their inability to maneuver effective and their inability to make new ground so the air campaign is having an effect. >> one of the anecdotal pieces is that they're starting to fray, the public executions, recently members of isil fighters themselves have that be executed accused of spying by a british human rights group believes is some fighters were simply disenhas noted and wanted to leave. that's why they were killed. >> given this enormous international investment in fighting isil how important is all this? is it a big change or a step in
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the right direction? >>. >> reporter: well i don't think anybody sees it as a huge shift at the moment. i think there's more attention focused frajly on the battle to retake tikrit. the iraqi forces backed by iranian advisers have been making slow progress taking the towns to south and at pentagon i believe they think that if that falls, that will be the kind of blow that actually shows that isil is losing its grip. >> jamie mcintyre in washington. thank you. thousands of americans die every year because of heroin over overdose. >> the path from peasant farmers in mexico to the multi-billion dollar market. putin's premedicated plans to annex himea.
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ifrments. our incon con specs focuses on heroin. >> the drug enforce administration estimates in 2012 46% of the heroin was produced in mexico. >> 51 from south america and the bulk from colombia. >> asia made up the last 3%. >> much of the heroin coming from mexico started out in colorful poppy fields. it's controlled by drug cartels and where 43 college students disappeared last year. we traveled to the region and found farmers there feel they have no choice but to grow poppy plants. >> reporter: the sierra madre
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mountains along this land where the corridor from mexico and the united states begins. in the folds of the mountains we meet a woman that lead us to her family plot a rare glimpse of what people here call their gardens. her husband tends the crop colorful poppies, thousands of them. the key source for heroin. demand north of the border is why farms like this exist, and there are more and more of them. mexico sees five times as much poppy paste in 2014 compared to the year before. southern guerrero state is a leader producer of raw poppy sap. once collected it's processed into high-grade heroin. it's delicate time-consuming work but the payoff is higher than for legal crops like
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avocado. arriving at the beautiful fields of flowers it's easy to forget it's a violent industry. the farmers who asked us to hide their identity face threats from drug traffickers but also from authorities. >> the farmers we met say men show up three times ai year to buy the poppy sap, and they have to agree to whatever price is set. asking for more would be suicide. poppy farmers can earn hundreds of dollars a day in the high season. community leaders would prefer
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to grow fruits and vegetables but need good roads to get them to market. >> no support, they say, but there is punishment. if recent years mexico's government has stepped up fumigation. the result? a whole harvest of poppies lost sometimes neighboring legal fields are damaged, too, but the flowers continue to flourish and mexican cartels are now the main source of the heroin found in the united states. with american users demanding more of the deadly drug the difficult journey out of these mountains is well worth it for the traffickers. adam rainy, al jazeera, mexico sierra madre mountains. >> between 2008 and 2012 the amount of drugs seized at the u.s.-mexico border skyrocketed. according to the dea there were
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585 kilograms or more than 12 hundred mounds of the drug in '08. >> it increased every year into 2012 when agents seized 555 kilos. >> the overall increase over the years, 232% an upward trend to continued in the past two years as well. here's adam rainy with the dangerous and creative ways u.s. officials deal with drug smugglers. >> you can put in a lot of heroin in here. >> reporter: they call it the trophy room where veteran border guards teach new recruits how to spot drugs secreted away in cars. >> look at the extent they went through. >> soft drink bottles, gas tanks and firewood is used to stash haren. on the job officers have a few minutes to decide if a vehicle should be searched. it's clear to those that guard the gates to the united states
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that heroin coming from mexico is biggest challenge right. >> we have seized double the amount of heroin we did the entire year last year. we're only six months into the fiscal year. >> reporter: alerted to another drug seizure, this time on the road into the united states he's a special agent with homeland security. his task? to dismantle smuggling wings. he's seen the same pattern with heroin. >> in 2012 we had 5 kilos. in 2014 we had over 200. had a weapon inside the vehicle. narcotics are inside. >> reporter: they intercept drugs every day like they did when wi rode with them but it doesn't stop the flood of heroin that top u.s. officials say has swamped american towns and cities feeding a boon in addiction. >> that's mexico separated by the border fence, but as you can
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see, those buildings, the houses, the residences have a direct line of sight right into the operations of the point of entry. they can see what's going on who is coming in who is leaving. >> smugglers told us there's many ways to get the drugs past the wall. sometimes tunnelling under it and sometimes walking right across across. heroin is so valuable in small amounts you don't have to take it in judge cars. they walk it from here to mexico until the united states. sometimes they say it strapped to old people's body and young children. customs, homeland security and local police just three of over a dozen agencies tasked with stopping the flow of heroin and other narcotics. still, some on the front lines admit the battle cannot be won because the market is insatable. >> for every pound we stop from coming into the united states
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there's probably at least 100 pounds more that we don't stop. so it's a drop in the bucket. >> reporter: the deputy is one of those in the last line of defense before drugs get past the border area and out onto u.s. highways a route that delivers heroin to users in america. >> laura is the director of the latin-american rights and security program at the center for international policy which is based in mexico city. she joined me from london and said those growing the crop are being forced into the heroin industry. >> these peasant farmers, they don't want to be producing a prohibited drug, and they don't want to be working with drug cartels and organized crime in mexico, but they've been left with almost no options. we're looking at a situation where they live in remote areas, where the government has virtually abandoned them.
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if they were to grow legal agricultural crops, they have almost no infrastructure for marketing or getting them to market. they can make $900 a kilooff of heroin production and $275 a day sore something. this is beyond their wildest dreams in terms of what to make through legitimate crops. they really don't have any other options, and they're forced into this world of underground crime. >> one of the things that's being done is there's this fumigation trying to get rid of crops. if it succeeds won't that make heroin more expensive and lead to something you mentioned earlier, switching a drug production? we've seen cocaine production diminish, and heroin increase. >> that's right. the drug market in the united states is like $100 billion a year. no matter what is done whether they break up the cartels in colombia or fumigate the cocoa production, it remains stable.
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it fluctuates between one drug and another and it fluctuates between one production area and another. but that demand has remained stable because they're treating it as a problem of supply rather than of demand. to if that happens in mexico it will be the same thing. plus, you're ruining the lands for regular production. >> right. you wrote about your concern that the war on drugs is fueling this terrible climate of violence in mexico. is it really the war on drugs more so than the cartels themselves? >> yes, we can correlate this. at the last time in end the 2006 when mexico declared the war on drugs and they began to deploy the army and they began to go after some of the major cartel leaders, what we had was the fragmentation of the drug cartels and turf wars come up where they weakened one cartel by attacking or killing or arresting the leader. this is the major cause of the
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violence. so these small groups like the one that was responsible for the disappearance of the students along with the government are really much more difficult to control than some of these larger groups. it's a gateway to the major heroin producing area in the country, they begin to become more and more violent and civil societies is caught in the crossfire and suffers grate deal of violence. >> what's the alternative? i know you wrote a develop projects are the best answer. it doesn't happen overnight, and there's so many international organizations out there. the world bank and it goes on and on and on who could have contributed to the development of projects in that area and they haven't happened. >> that's right. no matter what solution is put up, it's not going to happen overnight. it can't. because the situation in met co-is very splikted with the violence and cartels, and of
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course you don't end demand for prohibited drugs in the united states overnight. one part of it that could have a fairly immediate impact is looking at those prohibition laws. in terms of marijuana by eliminating the illegal market for marijuana, for example, you eliminate a lot of money the cartels invest in the production of drugs and invest in recruiting people and invest in importing arms. these are some of the ingredients to a solution, but what we really know after 40 years of the drug war is this is not working and we have to do something different. >> that was laura carlson with the center for international policy. taking the fight to boko haram in nigeria. >> chad and niger launch a french offensive against the armed group as neighboring countries unite trying to defeat the rebels. the blunt message for eu officials to greece. the clock is ticking for at
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thenz -- athens to get their financial affairs in order.
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well up come back. coming up in this half hour the economic toll the fighting is takes on the people of ukraines. >> how worms could bring women in guatemala out of extreme poverty. >> the internationally recognized government of libya has been pushed to the east after losing control of tripoli. as he was sworn in they were attack the tripoli. he said his deployment will complicate matters there. >> he said arab israelis not loyal to the country should not
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be part of the state of israel. he made that comment at a conference ahead of next weeks's elections. the supreme court today refused to take up two cases involving gb gb guantanamo bay detainees. it declined to hear from a syrian man saying he was tortured. a lower court ruled he can't sue for damages. the justices declined an appeal from a civil liberty groups that wants to publish photos from a current detainees. the photos show he's been abused. the supreme court's refusal means a prior ruling stand that said the picturing could be used as propoganda. in after rick two neighboring country took up the battle from nigeria. they carried soldiers to push fighters out of the border. we have the latest from nigeria's capital.
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>> reporter: it's a huge victory for regional forces especially chad and niger, countries boko haram recently targeted. so far they have reclaimed more than 30 towns and villages from the boko haram. for chad and niger defeating boko haram is crucial. five years of violence has kept them away from the economy. there's a fear if left unchecked will expand its area of control and become a bigger threat to the entire region. nigeria says it now has hardware for a military victory. >> our government has taken the steps long enough to ensure that that. at the time it did make the decision decision. so we have to look at the approach, and we now have equipment at this time. >> reporter: the military asked in february for six weeks to
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clear the northeast of boko haram fighters for elections to be held. but according to the offensive against boko haram has forced the group to result to the old tactic of suicide bombing. over the weekend attacks killed more than 50 and injured another 100. the group's leader has also pledged allegiance to isil and this is causing serious concern in the region especially nigeria. >> that my country would be taken over by a group of people of the nature i'm not worried. we can do the job. >> reporter: many here want a quick victory before groups like isil come in. on friday the african union endorsed the creation of a force for more than 8,000 troops to come at boko haram. this is expected to strength the effort of the multi-national
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task force already taking on boko haram. syrian opposition activists say government helicopters dropped barrel bombs full of chlorine on sylvias near dara. this video appears to show people gasping for breath shortly after the attack. four days ago the u.n. security council said they would take more action if chlorine was used as a weapon in syria. there have been three others since 2011. in aleppo there is outrage at the united nations. protesters took to the streets angry over a failed plan to freeze the fighting. we report four years of war and the lack of a meaningful peace process is not helping. >> reporter: this is what the united nations was hoping to stop but it has failed to stop the conflict in syria's second largest city. barrel bombs have killed hundreds over recent months and they continue to fall in
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populated areas of rebel control. >> reporter: they populated the city. more than a million used to live in the rebel area. now there is 300,000. there was a mass exodus because there was a time when dozens of people were dying every day. >> reporter: the syrian government told u.n. special envoy that it would temporarily stop air and artillery bombardment on the city if the rebels suspend mortar attacks on the western district of aleppo. the opposition rejected that deal. it has been a difficult process. from the start the war inside disagreed on the scope of the u.n. proposed ceasefire. the governments wanted it to be limited to the city. the opposition wanted it to extend across the aleppo countryside all the way to the turkish border. there was no agreement. the u.n. then tried to save the initiative by suggesting a trial ceasefire in one of the battleground districts in the
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city. but the people of the district accused the u.n. of caving into the demands of the government. they want a comprehensive settlement that would involve the government stepping down and a ceasefire that would be enforced across syria. >> translator: they wanted to free the fighting in aleppo province and then it became just the city. we reject him as a leader and we reject this too. >> reporter: syria's war is entering its fifth year and in the absence of a meaningful political process, the u.n. was hoping the aleppo initiative could be the start of one, but the u.n. can only do so much without the backing of many regional and international players that support the warring sides. friending friends and allyies
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are saying it's an effort to deflect attention from the real culprit, accusing putin of ordering the killing. they have arrested five men in condemn with nemtsov's death. they charned two and one has confessed. a sixth suspect blew himself up when police tried to arrest him over the weekend. a new russian documentary shows putin had a secret plan to take off crimea. he's shown giving the order to annex region on february 23rd of last year. that was almost a month from the referendum. days later unidentified soldiers started to expel the ukrainian military. putin later admitted they were russia special forces. russia justified it by saying most respects supported take-over. with a fragile ceasefire in place, people in ukraine are struggles. as john hen dron reports from
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donetsk, prices are rising and it's hard to get basic items. >> reporter: one price of independence is half-empty shelves. she had 10 supplies all around ukraine to one in donetsk. >> translator: it's impossible to find new suppliers. for the future we just live one day at a time. >> reporter: at this grocery chain not far away you can buy meat and fish, but the choices are slim. what's left you can still buy if you can afford it. since january eggs have doubled in price, tea has tripled. this first was 45 then and 95 now. separatists might consider themselves proudly independent, but they're not happy with rampant inflation. >> translator: prices have increased and salaries and pensions haven't. cooking oil now costs 32. >> translator: things are getting worse, and they won't get better until they understand
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you shouldn't kill your own people. >> reporter: the inflation is an annual rate of 35.4%, but here in donetsk it's much higher for those who have access to money. the pensioners and unemployed and former government workers that remain here have to travel outside separatest territory to collect the money. for many that's expensive and can takes days. with inflation and no real banking system everyone here is poorer and this is turning into ghost towns full of shuttered shops. they say all new republics go through birth pains and they say trade with russia will help. will things get better here in terms of prices? >> of course it will get better much more better. it will be two changes. first of all it's the range of good, and the second is it will be changing in price. >> reporter: before the economy here can stabilize, it's likely
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the fighting will have to stop. the borders between ukraine and its self-described separatist neighbor have to settle. despite the latest fragile ceasefire, neither appears within reach anytime soon. john hendron, al jazeera. leaders from the euro zone agreed to meet with greece yesterday to talk about extending the multi-billion bailout. greece is hoping for a final $8 billion installment of its bailout. europe will not release the money until greece lays out clear steps for reforming its economy. the head of the euro group says up to now greece has been wasting time. the current agreement is set to expire at the end of june. as john reports from athens one of the greece's biggest problems is corruption. >> reporter: two years ago ago an anonymous whistleblower left documents on his doorsteps.
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they show that some of the companies in the petro hauling business could not account for the delivery of thousands of tons of fuel. it was lost along with the tax paid on it. papers had been drawn up for a court case for tax fraud, which never happened. >> translator: these customs documents were hidden in drawers for years. they didn't come to trial. this is one way of taking care of business when faced with indictments. stuffing things in drawers until the statute of limitation passes. >> reporter: tax is normally paid at the oil refinery unless it's intended for export shipping or aviation but it can be diverted back onto the streets of greece. fuel taxes gave them $7 billion last year more than 12% of the revenue. tax evasion on fuel is estimated to cost the government as much as $1.5 billion more. that's equal to almost the entire health budget. the new government is rushing through a law to stop it. >> translator: there's no system
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to measure what flows in and out of wholesalers and storage tanks. we don't know how much tanks there. the barges don't have the tracking devices. once we put it under surveillance nothing will come past us. >> the oil companies are fitting gauges but they say they need more time. time is in short supply and pressure to change is growing. >> translator: tax evasion is connected to corruption. it is corruption that led this country to bankruptcy and national humiliation. the money that isn't flowing into state coffers is instead strengthening our centers of influence. >> reporter: the government reckons it can claw back $3 billion a year from the tax dodgers, and it has to if it is to deliver on promises to help the poor and lift taxes on the middle class. al jazeera athens. 70 years after world what two germany has a message for
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japan. >> what merkel said to the people of tokyo. fighting against sexual harassment in afghanistan. one female artist forced into hiding for taking a stand.
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angela merkel is visiting japan with a message about post-war reconciliation. she met with the japanese emporeor and shinzo abe in tokyo. she gave a speech to confront the wartime past. her trip comes as president abe prepares to speak. she said germany reconciled with wartime enemies after much internal reflection and a little help from the neighbors. >> translator: without these generous gestures from neighbors, this would not have been possible. there was, however, readiness in germany to face our own history openly and squarely. >> arguments over wartime history and disputed islands continue to affect japan's ties with neighbors south korea and
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china. it took 70 years but a wedding ring worn by a missing world war ii pilot has been returned to his sister. she traveled to albania to pick it up. the pilot was shot down over albania in the 1960s. a local man found the ring and his dying wish was for his son to find his family. they contacted u.s. and british embassyies who helped find dorothy webster. his wife has since died. in india officials observe the sent naer of world war i. they laid wres in new delhi. this was joined by representatives from belgium, italy, england and new zealand. they paid tribute to 60,000 killed in the war. they report that more than a million indian personnel served in world war i. the united nations says an alarming number of women around the world with subjected to violence. it was part of a progress report on goals sense 20 years ago
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during the world conference on women in beijing. the report cites great strides women made in education, business politics and the work force. ban ki-moon says there's much to be done in the fight for equality. >> we made considerable progress, but the process has been too slow and the result is truly uneven. we have to really accelerate this by 2030. we must have full 50/50 equality between women and men. >> the u.n. study found that 35% of the world's women has experienced violence in their lifetime, while 1 in 10 girls under the age of 10 has been forced to have sex. on the flipside there are as many girls as boys enrolled in primary schools around the world, but while more women are likely in the work force, the pay gap is closing so slowly it will take 75 years to reach
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equal pay. an artist is in hiding now. she walked through the streets of kabul wearing a suit of armor shaped to show the woman's physique. it's one example of people sounding the alarm about women's rights. >> reporter: she was just 4 years old when she was molested by a stranger. it was on the street and the first of many such attacks. she remembers wishing her underwear was made of iron. 20 years later she's making the point in the most public way possible. walking through a part of kabul where she says she was sexually harassed as an adult. many were outraged by the protest. >> they said that's her, that's her. are you ashamed of that?
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i'm not ashamed. >> reporter: some in the crowd threw stones. the artist now in hiding says many afghan women endure a lifetime of being picked and prodded by strangers. according to the united nations abuse in afghanistan is common. it says 8 out of 10 afghan women experience physical psychological or sexual abuse. women's rights have improved since the fall of the taliban a decade ago, although not quickly enough for some. like this group who dawned burqas last week to demand an end to sex crimes. >> please take care of afghan women. it's your mother and sister. don't accuse them. don't threaten them in a bad way. >> reporter: they don't have to hide. kubra on the other hand has received death threats and is it reported to have left her home in kabul out of fear.
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in rural guatemala women face major obstacles living in extreme poverty. only a quarter of them finish elementary school. one community is turning to of all things earthworms for a path to economic empowerment. he send this report. >> reporter: up in the guatemalan highlands, these women are using a new weapon to combat poverty. inside the box is one of the the most important's engineers, the earth worming. for 29-year-old maria rodriguez worms could hold the key to empowerment in some of the poorest areas. >> worms can make a difference in guatemala and different parts of world because they transform waste into wealth. they're organic fertilizer improves the quality of soil for farmers. in reality, they are very positive and they have a lot of faith in worms.
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>> reporter: in a process known as vermi composting. they laid out the bedding for the worms and add old vegetables and fruit. in around 3 to 6 months time they convert the garbage into valuable compost. it's a technology that women in this farming community are embracing. >> translator: it's natural. it's organic. it doesn't have any chemicals. since the project started, i wanted to learn the process of using worms to create fertilizer. >> reporter: white the project has been slow to start, there are high hopes. six months from now the group hopes that all of these troughs around me will be filled with organic waste and worms. the women hope to be producing around 150 tons of organic fertilizer per month bringing in around $2,400. petrona and the other women use the fertilizer to grow herbs and
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medicinal plants. her company bioearth sells the plants to organizations looking to grow community gardens, making even a few dollars a week is empowering. >> translator: sometimes women are told to stay in the house. no, women have the right to work and earn outside our homes because we're just as valuable as men. this group has helped me to realize this and to get ahead. >> reporter: a project that's good for the environment while transforming the lives of guatemalan women. all thanks to these little creatures and a lot of patience and determination. david mercer al jazeera, guatemala. sometimes ambulances can't get to the sick and injured in a kenyan neighborhood. >> their solution is today's off the radar story, transporting people to a clinic by wheelbarrow wheelbarrow. >> dog show mystery. investigating the death of a prize-winning irish setter after
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they're working with italian authorities to try and recover two historic documents. one missing item is a letter written by renaissance artist michelangelo. it was stolen almost 20 years ago. a former vatican employee reportedly contacted an official demands more than $100,000 for the documents. it's unclear why the church took so long to report the theft. a 3-year-old irish red setter named jagger dies after performing in the competition. he said a veterinarian examined the stomach contents and found meat laced with poison. he's calling it foul play. neither police or event organizers have taken any action so far. we look at how news outlets across the globe react to
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various stories. he denounces that letter sent to iran by 47 republican u.s. senators we told you about earlier. he calls the senators ignorant of international law and says the letter lacks legal validity. the letter states that the next president could revoke any deal. it shows that israeli prime minister netanyahu and the senators are opposed to any dial. >> the moscow times has this take on the men arrested in the case of murdered option leader boris nemtsov. it's entitled was nemtsov's murder a job for the chechian. it showed two shadowy figures outside the kremlin say looking for a job. a job for a checnan used to be code for a hit man. a debate about religion in the classroom. jennifer o'connell questions why children spend two and a half
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hours a week on bible studies. she points out other countries use that time on science and technology and engineering and that irish kids are at a disadvantage. it's time for the off the radar segment. we look at health care in kenya in one of the poorest neighborhoods. crowdy and bumpily roads pose a major challenge. some health care workers find creative ways around the city. >> we have more on the outreach to the sick. >> reporter: moses is a different kind of ambulance driver, someone is sick and needs help. it's not easy getting his wheelbarrow there. these narrow path ways in the slum are rough, but the ambulance team enjoys the bump. even the occasionally tight squeeze and eventually they arrival. >> the only thing is helping us
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is we know how to reach the facilities from the different areas we're from. you can still ut the other corridors here. >> concerned friends and relatives seem relieved help is here. she has chest pains and can't walk to the clinic. just in case it's serious, the siren is switched on and off they go. purity arrives safely and is headed over to the nurse. >> translator: we used to cart people with our own hands. a car couldn't reach most places. it was hard. we could call each other, about four or five of us. we carried patients to the clinic. >> reporter: the wheel barrows were first introduced to help pregnant women. many were dying at home during childbirth. some patients don't want to be carried in a wheelbarrow and say it's embarrassing and shouldn't be done.
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others are too sick to move. in places like this the wheelbarrow is sometimes the only option so once again the team and their wheelbarrow head out. another person needs an ambulance. al jazeera nairobi. the international cycling union that governing professional bicycling tournaments issued a kating report on doping. the new president of the union says cheating is endemic. after a lengthy investigation he's accusing former leaders in his organization to help cover up drug use. he promises to crack down and says the organization is no longer going to turn a blind eye. a plane fueled only by the sun is taking what maybe a historic trip around the world. the solar impulse ii began its journey last night. the first leg took 12 hours. it will soar across the arabian sea to india. tomorrow night more than 2,000 jordans have become fighters in syria. we will talk to the family of
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one recruit about why isil is targeting jordan for recruits. that's it for this edition of the al jazeera's international hour. >> i'll see you again in an hour. >> we're driving to a crime scene in a suburb outside of columbia, south carolina... we've come because more women are killed by men here than any other state in the country... around 10:30 in the morning, a family of four, including two children, were found here.