Worldview: Colombians march for peace, US corners sperm market and Zambian aid

April 11, 2013

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Worldview: Colombians marching for peace, the U.S. corners the sperm market, and helping communities in Zambia

Colombia sees a surge of protests in support of talks to end a decades-long insurgency. Worldview examines the U.S.'s role in the international sperm trade. A German activist discusses her work in Zambia.

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Mass demonstrations for peace in Bogotá

This weektens of thousands have taken to the streets in Bogotá to march in support ofthe ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels.Adam Isacson, senior associate for regional security policy with the WashingtonOffice on Latin America, tells Worldview where things stand.

Tens of thousands march for peace in Colombia after decades of conflictToday's date marks what many view as the start of Colombia's conflict with the FARC, which has left an estimated 70,000 dead and nearly 5...
A look at Springfield's sister cities

Yesterday was National Sibling Day! In honor of this occasion, Carol Zerkle of the Sister Cities Association of Springfield introduces us to Springfield, Illinois' sister cities: Ashikaga, Japan and San Pedro de las Colonias, Mexico.
The United States is making its mark on the international sperm market

In her recent story for The Verge, reporter Brooke Jarvis writes that "by some estimates, the United States is the largest exporter of sperm." Jarvis joins Worldview to explain why the U.S. is such a large player in the international sperm market.
Come and get it: how sperm became one of America's hottest exportsI'd been friends with Chris for years when he mentioned, casually, that he's a father. Or probably is - as a sperm donor, he has no way o...
Tikondane helps communities in Zambia

Coming off a successful 2013 Global Activism Expo, we visit with one of this year’s attendees. Elke Kroeger-Radcliffe, founder and director of Tikondane, a “community uplift organization” based in Katete, Zambia, tells us about her latest projects and the people involved with her work.
Tikondane - Tikondane homeTikondane is a community centre run for and by the people of Katete. It has a thriving community school and adult education programme and...