Walmart

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Walmart has an annual revenue greater than the GDP of 9 in 10 countries. It employs 2.2 million people - the world's second largest…

Black Friday

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In the USA, the last weekend of November begins with Black Friday. Stores open early, offering extreme discounts; shoppers queue for…

Global Black Market

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Deep in the equatorial jungle, Colombian cocaine smugglers have been building submarines up to 30 meters long, capable of transporting…

Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

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Maha lives on the Egyptian side of Rafah. She is a cow, and has just been sold to a family in the Gaza Strip on the other side of town,…

Customs Gate of Melilla

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“Give me the passports!” demands a middle-aged man. A dozen women comply. “Taking our passports ensures that his stuff arrives in…

Birqash Market

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Camels may be the perfect product for export. Like oranges and bananas, they are thick-skinned, weather-resistant, heat-resistant, and…

Camel (US$3.15)

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Worldwide, meat consumption per person has doubled over the past 50 years. Much of that change is due to China, where people eat 15 times…

Shanghai Marriage Market

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Shanghai is China’s richest city, and one of the least fertile, with a birthrate half the national average. One in three of the city’s…

Ningbo Yamei Factory

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Over 70 percent of the world’s sex toys are made in China. Before the 2008 financial crisis, six out of seven of them were exported.…

Mask (US$9.99)

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This is V’s mask. V is the fictional revolutionary anarchist in V for Vendetta, a 2006 film based on comic books by British writer Alan…