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Tunisia - After The Revolution - 12' min 56'' sec [2 July 2012]

3 dead in Tunisia after ongoing mass rallies and violence

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The killings of opposition leaders and other violent attacks have forced Tunisia into renewed turmoil. We examine the deep-seated economic problems and political divisions which continue to unsettle the country.
From the extremists to the moderates, it seems no one is happy with Tunisia's inexperienced leadership. In the interior of the country hundreds of new jobs are opening up, but accusations of corruption and nepotism abound as thousands upon thousands apply. The coalition's answer to the unrest is to preach patience. But when asked how much has changed since the revolution, the young, disappointed men reply, "Nothing. Nothing".
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Greece - Making Money - 13' min 45" sec [2 July 2012]

Ahead of audit ECB tells Greece to stop reform dithering

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While political parties bitterly debate Greece's future in the eurozone, locals are finding their own solutions - one that doesn't rely on the Euro at all. Could the people of Volos have found the answer?
In response to salary cuts and 20% unemployment, enterprising Greeks in Volos have developed a new community currency - the TEM. It's based on exchanging goods and services for TEM, which can then be spent locally to keep the city's economy, and community, moving. The ethos is solidarity, not profit, and in a time when Euros are short, it's proving a lifeline. "It's as if a world of abundance has opened up", says one woman. What started out with a handful of activists has grown to a network of more than 900 people."It is a very liberating feeling to see ourselves able to do this." There are now more than a dozen similar schemes in Greece, and with a big question mark hanging over the future, could grassroots initiatives like this be a realistic answer?
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Mexico - Illegal Border Crossing Park - 29' min 03'' sec [20 February 2012]

Election result won't reduce Mexican wannabe immigrants

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In the town of El Alberto, a bizarre new attraction lets tourists simulate illegal border crossing between Mexico and the US. Is this socially-conscious tourism or inadvertent training for illegal immigrants?
Only 800 miles from the American border, people of all ages run through underground tunnels, encountering snakes, spiders, thirst and hunger, constantly being chased by the pseudo US border control. The park claims to "honour and pay tribute to all those who have been migrants". However, many of its participants truly aspire to live the "American Dream" and the state government has accused the wacky attraction of training future criminals. But its owners insist that the bizarre theme park, "doesn't train them to leave, but encourages them stay and work harder to be self-sufficient".
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