Tomás Borge, the last living co-founder of the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua, died on Monday in his home country. Borge has been imprisoned and tortured by Nicaragua's dictator, only to take control of the prisons after a revolution and use the same techniques.
A democratic ripple is spreading across the Middle East, following Egypt's transition from three decades of authoritarian rule. The popular uprisings could transcend regional borders, and spur democratic change in others parts of the world as well.
For a better understanding of the political climate in Rwanda, we talk with Stephen Kinzer, author of 'A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It.' Will Ross of the BBC reports from a polling station in Rwanda.
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