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The Undocumented War - Part 5

May 27, 2005
Over the past week we've been spending a lot of time on both sides of the U-S Mexico border. Our series, <a href="/features/undocumented_war/" target="_blank">The Undocumented War</a>, has been examining some of the economic forces driving a seemingly endless migration. On Monday, we began with reporter Scott Carrier talking with author and border expert Charles Bowden. Today, that conversation concludes... on a moonless night in a wildlife refuge along the Arizona border.
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France votes

May 27, 2005
France holds a referendum this weekend with implications that extend well beyond its borders. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.
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Global warming

May 27, 2005
A new UN report reveals that global warming poses a growing threat to feeding the world. Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser has a report.
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Chinese toys

May 26, 2005
A new report today says 1 in 7 Chinese-made toys are unsafe. And the report itself is written by Chinese manufacturers. Curt Nickisch looks at what it means for toy makers.
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Indian textiles

May 26, 2005
China now says it will impose duties on some of its own garments starting June 1st. That's Beijing's boldest response yet to concerns in the US over a flood of Chinese textiles. Last week, a federal task force announced plans to restrict imports of Chinese-made clothing. Trade officials say that will help protect US manufacturers, and save American jobs. But as Miranda Kennedy reports the move's more likely to help another big competitor.
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The Undocumented War - Part 4

May 26, 2005
Everyone knows that thousands of illegal aliens cross the Mexico border. What many don't realzie is that it's a billion dollar business, with an organized network of traffickers branching out to cities all across the US. Reporter Scott Carrier met up with someone involved in the human smuggling business near Douglas, Arizona.
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Cities take on global warming

May 26, 2005
President Bush has declined to sign the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty designed to cool global warming. The White House says Kyoto would put the U.S at a competitive disadvantage. But more than 150 American cities have decided to comply with Kyoto anyway. They say they're thinking globally, but they also admit it helps them economically, and, as Curt Nickisch reports, it gives them a competitive advantage.
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Central Asian pipeline provide additional oil

May 25, 2005
A major oil pipeline is being opened across the Caspian Sea today. But will it lower the price of oil? Or just provide a more secure source? Gretchen Cook takes a look.
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EU member states draft constitution

May 25, 2005
This weekend, French voters decide whether to ratify the new proposed EU constitution. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports on what Europe has to lose if France votes "non."
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The Undocumented War - Part 3

May 25, 2005
Around the border area of Tucson, Arizona, nearly a half million -- mostly Mexicans -- were picked up by the border patrol trying to leave Mexico for the United States. Probably double that number made it into U.S. At least several hundred will die trying. In today's installment of Marketplace's series, The Undocumented War, reporter Scott Carrier speaks to Byrd Baylor, whose home has a window on this human migration.
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