Jan. 06, 2012
Hungary’s conservative Fidesz party overhauled the central European nation’s constitution and passed laws that consolidate power. The changes may violate the Lisbon Treaty, which governs E.U. membership. Kim Lane Scheppele, who studies comparative constitutional law, tells Worldview she’s rarely seen a full-blown democracy so recklessly dismantled. Also, Rio de Janeiro is set to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. But the process of turning Rio into a “global city” involves demolishing buildings and evicting residents of Rio’s slums, known as favelas. Worldview talks with Theresa Williamson, executive director of Catalytic Communities, an organization dedicated to bringing visibility to favela communities. And film contributor Milos Stehlik reviews The Conquest, a film about French President Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
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