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Fifth Anniversary of Tahrir Square Protests, Zika Virus in Brazil, and Youth Education in Peru.

This week marks the 5th anniversary of the beginning of protests in Egypt, which eventually became known as the “Arab Spring.” Five years ago hundreds of thousands of people across Egypt, especially in Cairo’s Tarir Square, assembled to demand the ouster of longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak. We talk with Salma Hussein, who is using a pseudonym due to concerns for her safety. She’s a 26 year-old Egyptian woman, who came of age during the protests.

The World Health Organization is creating an "emergency team" to combat the Zika virus. The WHO has called the virus’s spread "explosive," and going “from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions". We discuss the latest developments.

For Global Activism, we catch up with Global Activist, Lara DeVries. She left her childhood town of Tinley Park, Illinois and moved to Peru’s Huaycan community to help impoverished families.

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