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Alicia's challenge

What are the tensions and real-life dramas facing the actors, writers and producers of a successful Mexican soap opera?

|   Media, Arts & Culture, Women, Mexico

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Vicky's story

One woman recalls desperate years of violent abuse and then witnesses how her life is turned into a telenovela.

Two worlds

Taking on the challenge to educate Mexico's rural and poor indigenous population using a popular soap opera.

How a soap survives

How to keep a telenovela profitable and demanding sponsors happy while inspiring the production team to stay passionate.

Breaking taboos

Can soap operas help tackle stigma and discrimination related to HIV/AIDS in Mexico?

Everyday Mafia

Drugs and gangs, the Mexico portrayed most often in the media, makes it into the popular soap's story lines too.

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Working in the War Zone

We uncover the secret world of human trafficking that has led to poor Nepalese being duped into working in Iraq.

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The peacemaker

One man is determined to bring peace to Yemen's warring tribes - even if he dies trying.

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