Taking on the Mafia
A restaurant owner - backed an anti-mafia movement - refuses to pay the mafia's "tax."
Bolivia: My Five Years With Evo
Following the rise of South America's first indigenous president.
Chicago: Little Mexico
Legal son of an illegal mother.
Cuba: The Art Revolution
Challenging Fidel's socialist system.
France: Soundtrack to a Riot
A rap of protest from the ghetto.
India: The Missing Girls
A society out of balance.
Sakhalin Island is what international oilmen might call a "hardship post." It is on the very edge of the Russian Far East The narrow, 600-mile-long island is populated by only half a million people, and its seasons are severe even by Russian standards. But underneath the surface of the island and the surrounding seas is enough oil and gas to power the United States for as much as a decade.
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