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Called to Serve

I was born 47 years ago in Syracuse New York. I grew up very active in school, sports and other activities. … Read More»

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AFGHANISTAN: Saffron in the Opium Fields

Opium produced in Afghanistan for international markets has wreaked havoc at home. Marvah Shakib explores how a common kitchen spice could provide one possible solution. Read More »

“[Opium] is the only means of survival for thousands of women-headed households."

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A Thousand Points of Light

The United States accounts for less than 5% of the world’s population and nearly 25% of the world’s prisoners. The U.S. houses more inmates than the top 35 European countries combined. … Read More»

Demand Protection for Mexican Journalist Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho—one of Mexico's bravest journalists—is once again receiving death threats and needs our protection now. Cacho also says she has received death threats via her blog since February, including one that threatened to “slit her throat.”

Happiness in a Dirty War

In one of the most perilous countries to tell the truth, journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro risks her life to expose the web of corruption behind Mexico’s escalating drug war. Read More »

"While our government tells the world we belong in league with developed nations, we have been declared one of the world’s more dangerous countries."

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