Mexico has been in an uproar over the use of force against teachers resisting corporate education reform.
As long as social and economic problems remain unresolved, and youth unemployment remains high, measures solely based on security are doomed to fail.
After reaching partial agreements on agrarian reform and political participation, negotiators tackled drug trafficking. But after five months of discussion, they recessed without an agreement.
Land takeovers for industrial farming are on a fast track with harmful effects accumulating. And plans are unfolding for manufacturing and trade enclaves under privatized governance.
An indigenous-led government at odds with an indigenous opposition exemplifies one contradiction surfacing during the fight.
The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.
A member of Syria's pro-democracy movement discusses potential reforms, the role of Islamists, foreign interference and more.