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  • Puerto Rico After the Storms: Recovery and Fraud

    U.S. taxpayer are footing the biggest bill ever for a natural disaster, $91 billion, going to a government mired in corruption and under FBI investigation. We are the only news program that we know of to tackle and extensively report on how much has been promised and how little has actually been received in the wake of hurricanes Maria and Irma. We travelled to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, learning there has been a great deal of misreporting and misunderstanding about these numbers, which were not easily accessible. To get at the true amounts, we obtained and examined federal and territory documents, pressed the governor’s office, and interviewed officials responsible for the aid including Puerto Rico’s top hurricane recovery official and FEMA’s top official in Puerto Rico. During our visit, there was a popular uprising against the government followed by the governor's resignation, and additional FBI arrests of U.S. and Puerto Rican officials and contractors.
  • The Jihad Next Door: The Syrian Roots of Iraq’s Newest Civil War

    This is the first story to investigate and map out in detail how Al-Qaeda established a foothold in Syria after the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011. It explains how the group now known as Islamic State used the Syrian conflict like an incubator, to rejuvenate, recruit and draw human and material resources to its base in Iraq via Syria. The story explains how the under-equipped, poorly organized moderate rebels lost ground to the increasingly influential Jabhat al-Nusra; how the West watched as a new, reformed and ultimately more dangerous version of Al-Qaeda quickly rose in Syria and reduced the space for others to operate in. Among its major findings, the piece lays bare how the Syrian government's release of jailed Islamists from its notorious Sednaya prison early in the revolution provided a ready-made network for Al-Qaeda to exploit.
  • State of Play

    With little to no public disclosure, the corporation that runs lotteries for the four Canadian Atlantic provinces embarked on a speculative -- and potentially risky -- hunt for new business oportunities online and overseas.
  • From Russia with Hate

    Putzel traveled to Russia to "find the source of the viral videos" online that come from Russian neo-Nazis. In Russia immigrants are often attacked, and these videos posted on the Internet were being used to spread propaganda. While there, Putzel also went to a camp where Russian neo-Nazis "train for an anticipated uprising."
  • The Uprising of the Prison Guards

    Governing magazine takes a look at prison guards and how they are gaining power by forming their own unions and influencing prison-related legislation.
  • Famers' Uprising in Fengcheng, Jiangxi Province

    "Recently, a shockingly similar picture to the CCP's Cracking Down Local Tyrants Campaign in old days appeared in Fengcheng district of Jiangxi Province: More than 20,000 farmers surrounded a number of county and township governments and looted residences of county and village level officials. The local governments finally calmed down the incident after they assigned at least 2,000 armed policemen to the area and arrested more than 10 people." This report examines what the reason was for "the Communist Party that had grown and thrived from the farmers to have such a sharp conflict with the farmers."
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    On March 10, the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya erupted on a series of riots aimed at halting the operations of Freeport-McMoRan, a New Orleans-based mining company that runs the world's largest gold mine and third-largest copper mine on the western half of the island of New Guinea. The Progressive looks at this uprising and its causes and possible effects. (June 1996)