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.
Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the host and producer of Acronym TV. He has also produced and directed the documentaries American Autumn: an Occudoc and Legalize Democracy. Follow him on twitter (@DennisTrainorJr).