Venezuela held gubernatorial and mayoral elections over the weekend. The parties allied with President Hugo Chavez won a majority of the contests but the opposition also posted some gains. The BBC's Will Grant reports from Caracas.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Businessweek reporter Jack Ewing about coltan. The metallic ore is used in cell phones and electronics. Eastern Congo is a rich source of coltan and some say the West's demand for it is fuelling the conflict there.
Saturday marks the 4th anniversary of the start of Ukraine's Orange Revolution. The promise was Western-style democracy. But Ukrainians are losing confidence in that democracy and the leaders that helped usher it in.
Iran is one of the most repressive regimes in the world when it comes to what citizens can say on the Internet. Now, the man credited with popularizing Farsi-language blogging may have been arrested by Tehran.
Anchor Marco Werman gives an update on the Burmese comedian known as Zarganar. He had criticized Myanmar's military government and been active in the country's pro-democracy movement. Today, the comedian was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the host city of the annual Biggest Liar's contest. The answer is Cumbria in northern England. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sue Perkins, this year's winner of the lying competition.