Brazil is set to host two of the world's biggest sporting events, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The costs for creating the necessary infrastructure have already exceeded the initial budgets. Economist Victor Matheson tells us whether these mega events are worth it.
Honduran gay rights activist Pepe Palacios says Honduran society is a "heterosexual society" where LGBT people are "always a target." Violence against members of the LGBT community has escalated since the coup. We'll find out why.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians are on course to wrap up a full deal by April. A new poll examines Israeli and Palestinian public opinion on the talks. We'll talk with one of the authors of the survey.
For the second time this year, a series of sacred Hopi objects went up for auction in Paris. The Hopi tribe want to see these kind of auctions abolished. We'll talk with an advocacy group working with the Hopi.
Vladimir Putin’s administration announced big changes to Russian state-run media this week. William Pomeranz of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute explains why the changes matter and what may be behind them.
Thailand's prime minister has pleaded for protesters to clear the streets and wait for a general election, which is now scheduled to take place in February. We'll get an update on the political turmoil inside Thailand.