Video: Dutch news roundup, 5 November 2010
Dutchwoman and FARC rebel Tanja Nijmeijer says she will fight to the death. We meet a man who treats his chronic pain by smoking pot.
The Dutch healthcare system looks unprepared to deal with increasing numbers of men with breast cancer. And legendary Dutch writer Harry Mulisch dies at the age of 83.
Long live the rebellion
For the past eight years, 32-year old Dutchwoman Tanja Nijmeijer has lived in the jungles of Columbia as a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). This week Radio Netherlands Worldwide broadcast an exclusive interview with Nijmeijer. In the video she says she will not leave the rebel movement and is willing to die for the cause. Tanja's convictions have taken her a long way from her hometown of Denekamp, in the East of the Netherlands, near the border with Germany.
Marijuana is available for recretional use in the Netherlands. But some of the people who smoke pot here do so to help cope with chronic pain. Willem Hovers is one of these people. He has muscular sclerosis and says that smoking weed is the only thing that helps.