Ahead of elections later this year, the state once dubbed "Europe's Last Dictatorship" is launching a fierce new crackdown on journalists and human rights defenders.
Thriftiness has served Germany well in the past, but the German culture of austerity suffers from selective memory.
Over 35,000 Eritrean refugees live in Israel today. Dubbed a "cancer" by right-wing politicians, just four have been granted asylum.
Nearly 100 percent of the murders in Honduras' second city go unsolved. Community development, not militarization, is the answer.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.