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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”.
Brutal, overcrowded and violent. This is the reputation of South American prisons.
"What in the World" visits a struggling Libya.
One of the most urbanized countries, in one of the most urbanized regions of the world.
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In March 2011, pro-democracy protests erupted in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, after the arrest and torture of some teenagers who painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall. Violence escalated and the country descended into civil war as rebel brigades were formed to battle government forces for control of cities, towns and the countryside. Fighting reached the capital Damascus and second city of Aleppo in 2012. The devastated city of Aleppo tells the story of its people, the dead and the injured, those who left and those who have remained.
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.
"You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring." This episode of "What in the World" features Afghan women's rights activist, Malalai Joya.
Elected in 2003, Joya was expelled from Parliament in 2007 for refusing to retract a speech. She fights for the rights of the people, particularly disadvantaged women.
Season 1, Episode 21
The rate of elephant poaching in Eastern Africa has increased, in recent years, rising to levels that could threaten the local population. In the last seven years, an estimated 144,000 African elephants were illegally killed for their ivory. On average, one elephant was killed every 45 minutes in Tanzania alone causing their population to decline by 60%, to 43,000 animals. The ivory trade in Africa has been associated with the arms trade. Across Africa, the struggle against poachers costs the lives of around 100 wildlife rang¬ers per year.
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.
In this six-part series, urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores the anatomy and vibrancy of the modern metropolis, highlighting pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world.KCET Original
Few places have been as successful as Medellín in tackling social problems head-on with urbanism, architecture and greening of the urban landscape.KCET Original
After returning home from battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, American soldiers are developing serious illnesses as a result of past exposure to open-air burn pits on their own military bases.KCET Original
The French President says "We are at war," as he places his country under lockdown, telling people not to leave their homes and drafting in the army.KCET Original
An operation to bring down Nidal backs the team into a lethal corner. Abu Maher makes a heartrending decision, and Captain Ayub learns critical intel.KCET Original