Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with an unexpected problem. Due to reproduction, there are now dozens roaming around one of the country’s rivers.
This episode looks at how the presence of these hippos affects Colombia’s biodiversity and how people became fond of their presence.
Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. Check out all the Vox Borders episodes here.
Africa in the news: Minimum wage bill passes in South Africa and Addis Ababa leads in air traffic
Saturday December 01, 2018
By Nirav PatelSouth Africa ratifies minimum wage bill On Monday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a national minimum wage bill into law. The National Minimum Wage Act sets minimum wage at 20 rand an hour (about $1.45 an hour). South Africa’s average household net-adjusted …
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Do the current Democratic politics spell doom for charter schools?
Monday June 10, 2019
In prior posts, I argued that education is likely to play a major role in the Democratic primaries. This is due to several factors, including: the growing importance of education as a national issue, the unions’ continued power, and the possibility that no Democrat will …
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