Episode 122

A recent Danish documentary claims British private defense contractor Aegis hired some 2,500 mercenaries on as little as £10 ($14.60) a day in order to guard US military bases from 2004 onwards. ‘The Child Soldier’s New Job’ also revealed some of these mercenaries may have been former child soldiers from Sierra Leone. We invited news correspondent Joe Glenton, a former British soldier, to shed more light. And is there trouble in paradise? With less than 100 days to go, the 2016 Olympic opening ceremony in Rio has been reduced to an insignificant talking point. Brazil began slipping into recession in 2015, coupled with a corruption investigation implicating politicians from all parties. Javier Farje boards Sputnik to help understand why this crisis occurred and how it impacts on South America and beyond.

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