We track four people on their journey.
We speak to Israeli Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely
11 Aug 2011 13:25 GMT
1976 - United Kingdom receives an IMF bailout of $1.84bn [GALLO/GETTY]
1978 - Greece receives an IMF bailout package of an undetermined amount. The drachma, Greece(***)s local currency, was replaced by the euro in 2002 [GALLO/GETTY]
1982 - Mexico receives an IMF bailout of $8.25bn [GALLO/GETTY]
1991 - India is bailed out by IMF for approximately $6bn [EPA)
1994 - Mexico receives a bailout of $50bn [EPA]
1996 - $10.6bn bailout to Russia from the IMF [EPA]
1997 - During the Asian financial crisis South Korea received $55bn. Anti-IMF protests are held over a decade later [GALLO/GETTY]
1997 - $20.9bn combined bailout to Thailand during the Asian financial crisis [EPA]
1997 - $23bn bailout to Indonesia during the Asian financial crisis [GALLO/GETTY]
1998 - Brazil receives a $41bn bailout [GALLO/GETTY]
1998 - $22.6bn in loans given to Russia, but according to the Heritage Foundation, the IMF conducted an inadequate risk assessment concering Russia [EPA]
2001 - Argentina receives an IMF bailout of $48bn [GALLO/GETTY]
2002 - Brazil receives an approximately $10bn bailout [GALLO/GETTY]
2008 - Seychelles receives a $26mn bailout [EPA]
2008 - Iceland receives a $6bn bailout [GALLO/GETTY]
2008 - Hungary receives a $25.1bn bailout [GALLO/GETTY]
2010 - $15.1bn bailout for Ukraine [GALLO/GETTY]
2010 - Greece receives a $146bn bailout from the IMF and EU [GALLO/GETTY]
2010 - Joint EU/IMF programme for Ireland - $32.1bn provided by IMF as part of a $121.4bn rescue package [GALLO/GETTY]
2011 - Portugal receives bailout a $110bn [GALLO/GETTY]
2011 - The IMF approves $2.23bn in new assistance to Ireland [GALLO/GETTY]
Cubans get amnesty at the US border, but reaching it involves a risky journey along the Central American migrant trail.
Human Rights, Latin America, Cuba
In many ways, Michael is just like any other 11-year-old, but he has had four open heart surgeries.
Health, US & Canada
Follow a dancer through the exhaustion and jubilation of Peru's days-long Virgin of Candelaria festival.
Arts & Culture, Latin America, Peru
South Korea has more alcoholics than any other country, but it seems unlikely to quit the drink any time soon.
Health, South Korea, Asia Pacific
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
We taste an array of foods that played a crucial part in integrating Muslim and Jewish communities into British society.
Arts & Culture, United Kingdom, Food
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea