An immigrant from Uruguay is a candidate for mayor of London. The irony is that Carlos Cortiglia is representing the far-right British National Party, known for its anti-immigration stance in UK politics.
Revolutions, it is said, need the support of the middle class to be successful; a year after Tahrir Square, a bank employee still holds out hope that the promise of the anti-Mubarak revolution will usher in a more democratic, tolerant society.
The government crackdown in Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters has succeeded in sidelining political Islam for the time being. But it could also be setting the stage for a more violent response from supporters.
Egypt's new president, former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mursi, has said he'll be a leader for all Egyptians. But some who make a living selling alcohol - forbidden in Islam - worry that an Islamist in charge could hurt their business.