Journalist Alfredo Corchado covers Mexico for the Dallas Morning News. His new book, Midnight In Mexico, is part memoir and part recent history of the upheaval in the country. He talks to Fresh Air about the power of the cartels, the rampant corruption and the hopes for the future of Mexico.
The ouster of Egypt's president has created a serious crisis for the nation and its people. Host Michel Martin talks with Heba Gamal, an Egyptian who left the U.S. for Cairo to protest in Tahrir Square, and Abderrahim Foukara of Al-Jazeera, about what's next for the country.
A Russian lawmaker's tweet set off a flurry of reports saying the "NSA leaker" would be getting asylum in Venezuela. Then that tweet disappeared, news outlets started citing each other as sources, and the story just got all botched up.
The highly lucrative Syrian television industry continues to turn out programs — largely from neighboring Lebanon — as the country's civil war continues. The shows are evolving to reflect current events, as envisioned by the government.
Adly Mansour has issued a decree that also sets a timetable for new elections. Some analysts believe his decisions will only embolden Islamists. Others say the short timetable to elections should encourage Egyptians and others that the country is moving to restore civilian rule.
It's been four weeks since Edward Snowden leaked secrets about government surveillance. On Monday, The Guardian newspaper released more of an interview with Snowden. His actions have stirred up a lots of issues for the National Security Agency.
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