What in the World: South Korea

South Korea

Against the seething anger of the people of Jeju, the construction of a naval base on what locals consider the sacred Gureombi Rock on Jeju Island now seems unstoppable. But equally unstoppable, is the sheer determination of the people in this fishing village to continue their resistance. Primarily for use by the United States military, the base will extend U.S. presence in the region and be a thorn in the side of the North Korean regime.

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Sierre Leone - After Ebola

Sierra Leone is officially Ebola free. But memories of the disease and the devastation it caused are still fresh. The country will have to deal with the consequences for many years to come.

Digital Dumping in Ghana

Ghana has become one of the world's digital dumping grounds, where the West's electronic waste piles up — hundreds of millions of tons of it every year.

Prisons In El Salvador: Brutal, Overcrowded and Violent

Brutal, overcrowded and violent. This is the reputation of South American prisons. And with good reason. “When I came here I was shaking. All anyone knew about the place were the massacres. There were people who’d cut your head off without fear. It was the law of the jungle. As soon as you entered you were told: see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing.” But change is coming to El Salvador’s prisons. Slowly. Yo Cambio. I change.

Libya

After forty-two years of autocratic rule, the relief was palpable. At last the nightmare was over. “I saw the people on the streets rejoicing. I asked them what’s going on and they told me Muammar Gaddafi is dead. With joy, I got out of the car and started dancing with the people. and screaming God is the Greatest. The tyrant is dead. The tyrant is dead.” Winning the war is one thing. Winning the peace is another. With that Libya is really struggling.

Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela: One of the most urbanized cities, in one of the most urbanized countries, in one of the most urbanized regions of the world. “In Venezuela, we have in particular a history of environmental disasters, of dwellings that are dangerously unstable because of the rains. Every year, the effects of the rains are catastrophic for the poorest people. That’s why the right to housing enshrined in our constitution now vindicates the right of citizens, to decent housing independent of their economic circumstances, or their social class”.