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Wed May 21, 2014
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The World Wonders What Foreign Countries Spend the Most Money on Lobbying for 5-21

The image we can't quite get out of our heads: masked Mexican wrestlers playing Cumbia versions of 80s hits. More on that in a minute.

First, though, we head to Nigeria --  and some tragic developments in a nation already struggling these past weeks.  We get the latest from the city of Jos, the site of two deadly explosions. While no one has claimed responsibility, suspicion has fallen on Boko Haram, the same group responsible for kidnapping dozens of schoolgirls from the town of Chibok last month.

Also, have you ever wondered what foreign countries spend the most money lobbying in Washington? That curiosity question led one of our producers, Bradley Campbell, to the Sunlight Foundation in Washington, which tracks these kinds of things. Sunlight's Bill Harris tells host Marco Werman that there are some surprises on the list.

We've also got the story of a New York restaurant owner who's got one of the best Jamaican-style jerk places in town.

And back to those wrestlers. Regular contributor Betto Arcos introduces us to a whole different kind of Cumbia, courtesy of a band called El Conjunto Nueva Ola.