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New Arrests in Human Smuggling Operations at Mexican Border

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The broadcast of "Mexico: Crimes at the Border" airs Tuesday, May 27 on PBS at 9 pm ET.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was arrested May 16 in San Diego on suspicion of allowing smugglers to drive illegal aliens and drugs through a U.S.-Mexico border checkpoint.

It's the latest arrest in a string of recent cases of corrupt U.S. border officials involved in smuggling humans.

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Burma's Cyclone: The Tipping Point?

Dead bodies after cyclone

A whole family is laid on the ground, killed after cyclone Nargis struck the township of Bogalay, in one of the hardest hit regions in Burma. Photo: European Press Agency.

As heavy rains continue to batter survivors of the cyclone that slammed into Burma's Irrawaddy Delta region, the International Red Cross and the United Nations estimate the death toll as high as 120,000 people, with 2.5 million in urgent need of food, shelter and medical aid. Burma's military government -- which has been reluctant to allow international relief workers into the country -- acknowledges some 78,000 deaths.

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The Webbys: We Won...Thanks to You!

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FRONTLINE/World has won two Webby People's Voice Awards. Thanks to you, we won the popular vote in two categories: one for the best online Documentary Series, and one for our story about prostitution in Dubai, "Night Secrets," as best Individual Episode in a News & Politics series.

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