Meet the Women Who Make the T-Shirt You're Wearing Right Now

In the spring, NPR and This American Life's Planet Money started a Kickstarter to raise money for their t-shirt project, a reporting enterprise that would have them help design a t-shirt "and then follow that t-shirt around the world as it gets made." Though the piece has a few chapters, the most striking portion is… » 12/05/13 10:30am 12/05/13 10:30am

Chagas: The Scary Disease Some Are Calling the New AIDS

Just when it seemed like all the super scary diseases had been discovered—flesh-eating bacteria, brain tapeworms, and, of course, HIV/AIDS, among many others—a new one comes along to bring fresh terror into our hearts. Introducing Chagas disease, which is caused by parasites that get into our bodies by way of… » 5/29/12 10:00pm 5/29/12 10:00pm

Colombian Prostitutes More Addictive Than Colombian Cocaine for U.S.…

Cocaine is so 80's. If you're a US government official, there's a new habit-forming hotness to emerge from the country of Colombia: prostitutes. At least, that's what's to be believed in light of the latest report that Drug Enforcement Administration officials habitually made Colombian poontang pit stops while… » 5/22/12 12:30pm 5/22/12 12:30pm

Colombian Prostitute From the Secret Service Scandal Calls the Agents…

Dania Londono Suarez, one of the prostitutes who was involved with the Secret Service agents during their now infamous trip to Cartagena, has come forward to tell her side of the story to the media. The scandal that resulted in nine agents being fired—and worse, being called "knuckleheads" by President Obama—was… » 5/06/12 9:50pm 5/06/12 9:50pm

State Department Kids Treated to Educational Lecture About Hookers

The Secret Service's failure to be serviced in secret is now the hottest topic in DC area elementary schools after yesterday's ill-advised Take Your Child to Work Day at the US State Department. The State Department just so happens to be investigating a certain Secret Service for having certain sex with certain… » 4/27/12 4:20pm 4/27/12 4:20pm

Paula Reid Was Just the Woman to Weed the Secret Service’s Sex Garden

When the call came in that a prostitute had created a disturbance in a Cartagena hotel after a Secret Service agent refused to pay her, Paula Reid, recently promoted to the head of the Miami office and in Colombia preparing for the Presiden't arrival, had to deal with what would quickly become one of the Secret… » 4/22/12 4:00pm 4/22/12 4:00pm

Prostitute-Sexing Secret Service Agent Publicly Perved on Sarah Palin

One of the supervising Secret Service agents who resigned under pressure after partaking of prostitutes during a trip to Colombia has been identified. And, predictably, the sort of guy who would cheat on his wife with a Colombian hooker is exactly the sort of guy who would post photos of himself checking out Sarah… » 4/20/12 5:20pm 4/20/12 5:20pm

Colombian Company Uses Butterflies To Change Women's Lives


A valley in Palmira, Colombia, which was once war-torn and filled with little economic opportunity has been transformed by two women, Patricia Restrepo and her daughter Vanessa. Ten years ago, the women started a butterfly export business called Alas de Colombia after they noticed that there was a growing demand for… » 11/27/11 3:50pm 11/27/11 3:50pm