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Windows on the World for the week commencing 19 December 2011

Monday 19 December: Cuba - A view from Havana (Part 2 of 3)

Peter Day from the BBC's Global Business reports from Cuba in the second of three programmes on the Cuban economy

Tuesday 20 December: Dot.Com Camps

Ruth Evans reports on a unique venture providing jobs for the poor. Leila Chirayath Janah's San Francisco-located NGO out-sources web jobs to slum dwellers and refugees who are trained to do simple computer work, such as data entry, for real clients in California. Leila's not-for-profit social business is called Samasource - a name derived from the Sanskrit word sama, which means equal.

Wednesday 21 December: Cholera in Haiti

Almost seven thousand people have died of cholera in Haiti over the past year. It's by far the largest outbreak in the world today. But how did a disease - which has been absent from Haiti for over a century - arrive in the country? Poor sanitary conditions at a United Nations camp are being blamed for the outbreak. The BBC's Mark Doyle follows the course of the epidemic and examines the controversy that surrounds it.

Thursday 22 December: Boundaries of Blood (Part 2 of 2)

Forty years ago, Shahzeb Jillani was born in Sindh Province, Pakistan. At the same time, a new nation was being born - Bangladesh.  He concludes his account of how the 1971 war over Bangladesh shaped modern Pakistan.