Iran is undergoing a serious economic crisis. In response, mostly young workers held large protests early this year. Reese Erlich reports on the discontent and its implications for US-Iran relations.
December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies.
Union members, and human rights defenders are haunted by violence in Colombia. The danger persists despite Colombia's vow to halt it as part of the free trade agreement with the US.
As they head for the polls in the first election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are confronted with a new challenge: a repressive military that seems determined to retain its power.