For Immediate Release

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Inside the May/June Utne Reader, on Newsstands April 21

First Annual International Issue: Ideas and images from around the world  
                                     Plus, nominees for the 2009 Utne Independent Press Awards


Utne Independent Press Award Nominees — Find out which 85 independent publications are not only surviving, but doing it better than the rest. Read Utne’s picks for the best coverage during 2008. Page 24

Foreign Adoption Fraud — Foreign adoption seems like a win-win arrangement, but the system is laced with kidnapping, corruption and children who may not be orphans at all. Page 66 

A Descent into Bolivia’s Dark Heart — Discover the mystery and intrigue that surrounds the legendary La Negra mine in Potosí, Bolivia. Page 34

Tropical Depression: Cuba’s struggle with mental illness — Despite having one of the highest suicide rates in Latin America, Cuba denies the existence of mental illness. Meanwhile, its citizens turn to the black market and a little white pill. Page 60

Controversial Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei — A candid interview on politics and censorship with controversial and dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, best known for helping to design Beijing’s “bird’s nest” stadium. Page 44

Best Street Food — The eight best cities for street food, the chocolate king of São Tomé and an Indian poetry reading that will make your mouth water. Page 50

and more …

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