Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani will be officially sworn into office on Sunday. He will take over from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Now that his term has ended, what will he do? Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Iranian journalist Shirin Jaafari.
Iran's electoral commission Tuesday barred two popular candidates from running in next month's presidential election. Iranian journalist Shirin Jafaari says the move to disqualify them might mean many Iranians will not bother to go to the polls.
Venezuela's opposition is scrambling to mount a campaign for president, following the death of Hugo Chavez. The race pits opposition Henrique Capriles against acting president Nicolas Maduro. But in many ways, Capriles is running against a dead man.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rory Carroll, former Latin American bureau chief for Britain's Guardian newspaper, about the man who dominated Venezuela for the past 14 years.
In Venezuela, the snap election for president is getting under way, but the late Hugo Chavez is still the looming presence. His vice president, Nicolas Maduro, is campaigning on a promise to carry the Chavez torch.
Hugo Chavez led Venezuela for 14 years, building the country into the western hemisphere's sharpest critic of the United States. He nationalized businesses and governed with a populist bent. He died Tuesday in Caracas, age 58.
Hugo Chavez has been dead a week and the race to replace him is already set. In many ways it'll be a rematch of the October election Chavez won handily. But the question is whether the less fiery Nicolas Maduro can top Henrique Capriles as well.
Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had a bristly relationship with the institutional Catholic Church in Rome, and in Caracas. So, while much of Latin America has been celebrating a South American being installed as Pope Francis, reaction in Venezuela has been muted.