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Mexican Cinema, On The Verge

Patricia Rey Mallen reports from Mexico City on the ascent of filmmaking south of the U.S. border, and specifically one of the nominees for this year's Best Director Oscar, Alfonso Cuaron.

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    Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu shooting "Amores Perros" in Mexico City. Photo: WikiMedia
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    : Ihor Kolomoyskyi, co-owner of Ukraine's Privat Group, is rumored to have switched sides to support the deposed president's faction. Photo: Wikicommons
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    : Special units of the Tunisian National Guard stand guard near a building in the Tunis suburb of Raoued in which armed militants were holed up on Feb. 4, 2014. Photo: AFP

The Ukrainian Oligarchy

Avedis Hadjian profiles the wealthy businessmen who will likely benefit no matter which side wins.

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What Goes Around Comes Around

Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, where protests began over government surveillance of private citizens, plans to create an NSA-style telecommunications and Internet monitoring program. Tom Stevenson reports.

Playing Candy Crush as the Bombs Fall 

Rasha Elass’ glimpse into life in war-weary Damascus, where people play mindless cellphone games to escape the harsh reality.




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