The tanks and refineries of the huge oil and gas infrastructure that Texas is famous for leave the city of Houston at risk for devastation and massive loss of life from storm surges if a major hurricane were to hit.
Many migrant workers are building stadiums without contracts, which is against Russian law. This practice has left many migrants with few options for holding unfair employers accountable for unpaid wages.
Many Americans are nervous about the incoming Trump administration banning Muslims from entering the US. That includes some Christians in the state of Georgia who've been helping Muslim refugees resettle in the US.
Brazil is investing nearly a billion dollars in Cuba's new state-of-the art deep sea port and free trade zone. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Havana says both nations are planning for a time when Washington has lifted trade sanctions on the socialist nation.
For some foreigners, the H1B, a temporary, skilled-worker visa, is one way to work legally in the US; Some argue that companies pay H1B holders less than their American counterparts, while foreigners can feel shackled to their employers.