Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus share their take on the news every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Buying citizenship is a surprisingly common practice. Buying a diplomatic passport is next-level. In episode two of our new investigative series — running this week and next on The Take — we bring you the story of the Iranian billionaire who bought himself an ambassadorship, and ended up as a cautionary tale in a Calypso song.
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This week and next week, we're bringing you the first series of a new podcast — Al Jazeera Investigates. It's a four-part look at the shocking trade in ambassadorships, and the diplomatic passports that go with them.