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  • “Ninos Rabados”: Spain’s Stolen Children

    A firestorm in Spain is brewing over a decade's long, systematic cover-up that snatched babies away from their mothers and placed them into the arms of the dictator Generalissimo Franco's regime. It is estimated that between 1950 and the early 80's, 300,000 babies were taken from parents deemed "undesirable" and sold to loyalists of General Franco. This pipeline is also thought to have been orchestrated with direct aid of the Catholic Church in Spain and has left a country wondering the fate of the "Ninos Rabados" — the stolen children.

    This remarkable story is unearthed in a new BBC documentary, and Christiane speaks with reporter Katya Adler on her fight to tell the story of those forgotten in Spain.

  • Gadhafi gone: A dictator’s brutal legacy

    With the death Moammar Gadhafi, the northern African country of Libya enters a new era, one of hope, but also uncertainty. For a moment, the people of Libya celebrate the death of a brutal dictator who ruled every aspect of their lives for the past 40 years. Even when he went into hiding in recent months he was still feared, like a vampire who was out of site but could strike at any time.

    But as Libyan's rejoice, many questions remain. Can the transitional council form a stable government, capable of leading the country towards a future of peace and security? Internationally, what kind of relationship will the new government have with America and the rest of the world?

    This week on Around the World, Christiane Amanpour's guest is Lisa Anderson, President of the American University in Cairo, Egypt and a expert in Libyan politics. They will discuss the future of Libya and how it will impact the region and the world.

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  • The most dangerous cartel on Earth

    We typically think of Mexican drug cartels operating solely in Latin America and moving drugs into the US. So it came as a surprise when news broke that the Iranian government had plans to hire members of a Mexican drug cartel to carry out an assassination on the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Washington DC. So who is this Cartel? They're called Los Zetas.

    They began as a group of 31 Mexican Special Forces troops who abandoned their post in the late 90's to defend high ranking members of the Gulf drug cartel. Now they're independent of the Gulf Cartel and have members in the thousands and are the No. 1 organization responsible for the majority of homicides, narcotic-related homicides, beheadings, kidnappings, and the extortions that take place in Mexico.

    Their murderous ways have become so prevalent in Mexico that a group seeking vigilante justice has begun targeting members of Los Zeta. The group, Mata Zeta, or the Zeta Killers, recently dumped the tied and beaten bodies of 35 members

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