This edition: Peru: Kill or Cure; Sri Lanka: Turtle Nest Raiders Become Conservationist; Mexico: Coping with Soaring Food Prices
Original tape date: August 1, 2008.
PERU: KILL OR CURE
More and more people around the world are unwittingly buying fake medicines. Some are weak versions of legitimate drugs, but others are completely fake – with deadly results. Sales from these drugs are estimated at billions of dollars. We take our cameras to Peru, where the authorities are battling to contain the tide.
SRI LANKA: TURTLE NEST RAIDERS BECOME CONSERVATIONISTS
Sea turtles are among the oldest animals on earth and all seven species are endangered. One of the threats they are up against are poachers who attack their nests and steal the eggs. But in Sri Lanka, a unique initiative is turning some of these nest raiders into conser-vationists.
MEXICO: COPING WITH SOARING FOOD PRICES
Soaring food prices are making life hard for people everywhere. Now, in Mexico, many families are taking the fight against the global food crisis into their own hands. Here's our story.
Host: Daljit Dhaliwal.