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Thursday, 31 May, 2001, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK
CROSSING CONTINENTS


Guatemala's baby business
Rosie Goldsmith finds reluctance to talk about the 'irregularities' of international adoptions in Guatemala. A poor country, fractured by civil war, is still vulnerable to abuse.

Big in Taiwan: why children are piling on the pounds
Polly Hope examines why Taiwan, like the rest of Asia, is having to face up to a new health risk: child obesity. As kids replace long walks with Nintendo, and noodles with burgers, can they avoid a fatter future?

Mozambique: going nuts about the World Bank
Tim Whewell investigates the collapse of Mozambique's cashew processing industry.

New York's imprisoned mothers
As America's prison population skyrockets, Rosie Goldsmith meets the women trying to be mothers from behind bars.

Brinksmanship in Montenegro
Presenter Phil Rees describes the high levels of tension in Montenegro, Serbia's last uneasy partner in the Yugoslav Federation.

Women steppe out in Mongolia
Producer Tim Whewell explains why women are at the centre of change in Mongolian society. Despite a harsh history and current economic crisis they're taking the lead in building the nation.

Archive: Africa
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Archive: Middle East
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