We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
The decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal has been a success, but austerity measures may threaten drug treatment.
23 Nov 2011 08:39 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, China, Mexico, Portugal
In the US, 45,000 people die every year because they cannot afford basic medical services, according to a Harvard study.
27 Sep 2011 14:12 GMT | Politics, Health, US & Canada, Canada, United States
Solitary confinement in the new dungeons of the US trigger mental illness in prisoners.
05 Aug 2011 16:09 GMT | US & Canada, Iraq, United States
The narcotics trade thrives in Afghanistan, but why are poppy lords not prosecuted with the same zeal as the Taliban?
Helen Redmond | 20 Jun 2011 19:15 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Indonesia, United States
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
How improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US will change the lives of people on both sides.
Politics, United States, Cuba
Mayotte is a magnet for Comoros islanders who risk their lives crossing hazardous seas in search of a better life.
Poverty & Development, France, Refugees
A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Politics, US & Canada, France