Taking on the Mafia
A restaurant owner - backed an anti-mafia movement - refuses to pay the mafia's "tax."
30,000 Feet: Frequent Flyer
Gabriel Leigh takes us into the complicated world of the frequent-flyer-mileage obsessed.
Brazil: Hired Guns
Fighting for a share of the land.
California: The Immigration Dilemma
Jason Margolis investigates the immigration debate in California.
Namibia: This Land Is Ours
Who should own Namibia's farms?
Return to Kirkuk
A Kurdish exile's journey home.
In 2006, when my wife and I traveled to India to live and work, the one issue that kept grabbing our attention was northern India's deep cultural preference for sons over daughters. The desire for sons can be so great, that some families, after having a girl or two, will abort female fetuses until they bear a son. The practice is called female feticide or sex selection.
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