Ahmed Wali Karzai (center, on phone), pictured here last November when his brother Hamid was re-elected president of Afghanistan, is a powerful leader in Kandahar. Chairman of Kandahar's provincial council, he is allied with the U.S. but tainted by accusations of corruption.
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Maria Villareal (right), owner of Tamaleria Nuevo Leon, and helper Margarita Gamino make tamales in Villareal's store in the Mexican Town district in Detroit two years ago. Detroit's Mexican community has seen a 34 percent increase in small business development in just the past three years.