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The squid in our stores is often processed in horrendous conditions in Mexico.

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Dave Zirin visits a new World Cup stadium in South Africa.

Books Amitabh Pal reviews Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future, by Stephen Kinzer.

Jim Hightower watches “Enlightenment values” flee Texas.