We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
04 Nov 2010 17:08 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, United States
Republican ethnic minority candidates picked up more seats than ever before in the US midterm elections.Though the Democratic Party will still have a much higher minority representation in congress, perceptions of the Republicans will begin to alter after Tuesday’s results.
Some believe it is the first step towards the party's gaining minority votes in the 2012 presidential race.
Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Miami.
Source: Al Jazeera
Republicans take control of House of Representatives, while Democrats narrowly hold on to Senate majority.
How difficult will Barack Obama's mission be over the next two years?
Politics, US & Canada, United States
West Bengal long suffered cancerous effects of arsenic-laced water, but projects to provide clean water show promise.
Health, Poverty & Development, Environment
Muslim fashion designers reflect on a rapidly growing industry.
Arts & Culture, Islam, Business & Economy
Americans' passports could be seized if they owe more than $50,000 in taxes, but could this law be unfairly applied?
Business & Economy, United States, Politics
How peat swamp destruction in Malaysia is causing devastating health problems and irreversible environmental damage.
Environment, Climate Change, Climate SOS
North Korea says rocket carries an earth observation satellite but critics say it is a disguised ballistic missile test.
War & Conflict, North Korea, South Korea, China, Space
Presidential hopefuls on the rise come under fire by other candidates in TV debate ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
Politics, US & Canada, United States, Republican Party
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