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Spain: The end of ‘dwarf bullfighting’? | DW Documentary

Spain: The end of ‘dwarf bullfighting’? | DW Documentary Their numbers may be dwindling, but they’re still around: People of short stature who entertain audiences at bullfights in Spain. They call themselves “dwarf toreros” and fight young bulls – but they don’t kill them. They’re often dressed up as clowns, and their shows are controversial. …

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Preppers: Sweden bracing for the worst | DW Documentary

Preppers: Sweden bracing for the worst | DW Documentary Since Russia’s full-scale invasion into Ukraine, Sweden has grown more wary of Russian aggression. The Swedish government wants its citizens to be ready for the worst-case scenario and is encouraging them to become “preppers.” After Russia illegally annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and stepped up …

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How toxic waste poisoned Arica in Chile? | DW Documentary

How toxic waste poisoned Arica in Chile? | DW Documentary In the 1980s, Swedish company Boliden shipped toxic waste to Chile. This had devastating consequences for the local population. In 2018, those affected sued to finally hold the company accountable. When mining company Boliden shipped its toxic waste from Sweden to Chile in 1984, there …

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Floods, drought and the consequences of extreme weather | DW Documentary

Floods, drought and the consequences of extreme weather | DW Documentary Long periods of sunny weather; a few heavy rain showers. That’s all fine…or is it? With increasing frequency, summer days are turning into long periods of drought, while rainfall is causing catastrophic flooding. Whereas weather systems were relatively moderate and predictable in recent centuries, …

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