I’ve only seen one episode. The one that played last night.
It was about the money being spent in Afghanistan by the US to aid in the reconstruction of the country. The reporter called it the American “You broke it, you bought it” nation building policy. They showed a brand new electrical power plant that was built by the US. It sits just outside of Kabul, idle. The locals do not have the knowledge nor the interest in running it. Instead they continue to buy their energy from Uzbekistan and Tadgikistan. The plant is diesel powered and there is a large fuel tank that sits next to it. It holds about 15 million gallons of fuel and the US continues to purchase fuel for the plant at $10,000,000 per fill up. Where does the fuel go if the power plant isn’t on line producing energy?
In addition to that, the US is purchasing broken down military helicopters from Russia for the Afghan army. Something like $40,000,000 worth of broken down and obsolete helicopters. The Afghans do not have pilots to fly them nor mechanics who can maintain them. But more continue to arrive.
The last ten minutes of the show was about Brazil and the corruption taking place with respect to drug lords and astounding murder rate in the Rio slums. Something like 50,000 people go missing each year. They use the term “missing” to mean killed. The cops and the gov’t are taking bribes from the drug traffickers. With the world cup this year and olympics in 2016, the issue is being swept under the rug more than ever.
All that to say… interesting show and does not appear to sensationalize the stories. I’m going to keep watching.