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Journalist Austin Merrill on War, Peace and Cocoa in the Ivory Coast

Journalist Austin Merrill describes his history with Ivory Coast, why he chose to return, and some of the unfortunate surprises he found as he reported on the country's uneasy post-war status.

While their hope was to document steps toward justice and reconciliation, Merrill and photographer Peter DiCampo saw more signs of bitter rivalry, wounds that have yet to heal, and further trouble ahead.