Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Is the US military reliant on indentured workers?
The year saw the rise of a new country, the fall of long-time leaders and numerous tragedies and triumphs in between.
31 Dec 2011 10:32 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia