Ecuador is a country to watch, as its president navigates a changing international political economy.
The expert's testimony ended up prompting a back-and-forth between Supreme Court justices, who narrowly upheld use of a lethal injection drug.
Amanda Eckerson is a writer and multi-media artist reporting on the 2012 elections in Venezuela from a
people´s movement perspective. She holds a degree in history from Yale University and was a 2009 Fulbright scholar to Venezuela.