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Jobs that seem dull and safe in most countries are incredibly dangerous in Honduras. Like: Driving a bus. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Episode 589: Hello, I'm Calling From La Mafia

On today's show: What it's like to live and work in the most dangerous country in the world.

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Thieu Patrice, Tan Benjamin and village chief Gueu Denis of Gahapleu, Ivory Coast, stand on the path to Liberia. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Radio

Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

Donors like being part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.

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Yen Jingchang was one of the signers of the secret document. Jacob Goldstein/NPR hide caption

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Adad Hassan Jimali stands next to a sign for her private camp for displaced persons. The camp, which is in Mogadishu, Somalia, is called Nasiib Camp. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Edgar Gonzalez tries to fix bugs in the bottling machine before a state inspector comes to oversee their first batch of mezcal for export. Marianne McCune/NPR hide caption

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The Hansa Kirkenes carried all 6,078 of the Planet Money women's T-shirts from Cartagena, Colombia, to Miami. Eric Helton for NPR hide caption

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Bales of imported clothing are wheeled into the Gikombo Market in Nairobi, Kenya. Sarah Elliott for NPR hide caption

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There are more than 4,000 garment factories in Bangladesh. One way or another, most of them trace their lineage to Abdul Majid Chowdhury, Noorul Quader and the 128 Bangladeshis who traveled to Korea 30 years ago. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Noreli Morales (right) works on the Planet Money women's T-shirt at a factory in Medellin, Colombia. Joshua Davis for NPR hide caption

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Minu (left) and her younger sister Shumi worked on the Planet Money men's T-shirt. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Lina Maria Tascón, Doris Restrepo, Noreli Morales and their co-workers sew Planet Money women's T-shirts. Joshua Davis/NPR hide caption

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