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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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Scent From Heaven: On the Trail of Oud

Take a journey both dark and beautiful to trace one of the world’s most expensive commodities from its end users in the Middle East to its source in the forests of Southeast Asia.

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