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The Fight for California’s Fresh Water: America’s Water Crisis (Part 3/3)

EMERSON ROSENTHAL: The most important thing to know about fresh water in California is that there just isn’t enough. The second thing you quickly find out is that the state’s no stranger to full-on water wars. Basically, whoever controls the water in California controls the future. Currently the dominant player in the state’s big agriculture is Paramount Farms, which is…

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Takanakuy: Fistfighting in the Andes

Takanakuy: Fistfighting in the Andes

[INTRO PLAYING] [CHEERING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] THOMAS MORTON: Hi. It’s Thomas. We’re in the Peruvian Andes. It’s the day before Christmas. All these guys are about to go beat the shit out of each other. It’s called Takanakuy. [CHEERING AND MUSIC IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] THOMAS MORTON: Takanakuy is a giant mass brawl that happens every year at Christmastime in the…

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In The Ring with Mexico’s Ultra-Violent Wrestlers

In The Ring with Mexico’s Ultra-Violent Wrestlers

We are here in Tulancingo, Hidalgo home of extreme wrestling in Mexico. We are going to meet the people that brought this type of wrestling from Japan to Mexico. Wrestling is one of the most important cultural events in Mexico. It’s a form of entertainment among Mexican families that has been practiced for more than eight decades. It’s become so…

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