The Fifth Floor - Memories of Hugo Chavez
Memories of the late Hugo Chavez; returning to Karachi; and meeting the first lady of Afghanistan.
A fresh look at the week's global news from across the World Service's 27 language sections, with presenter David Amanor. REMEMBERING CHAVEZ When Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday the announcement rocked Venezuela and sent news waves rippling around the world. How will he be remembered by the journalists who reported his politics, laughter and songs? Yolanda Valery, Fernando Ravsberg and Lourdes Heredia of BBC Mundo share their memories. RETURN TO KARACHI Shahzeb Jillani is heading home for Karachi, one of Pakistan's major commercial hub's. The city was rocked by a huge bomb last week bringing death and destruction to a Shia neighbourhood, but the troubles there are more complex and Shahzeb needs to convince his family that he's doing the right thing. Is he? PAPPON BBC Brasil's Thomas Pappon gives the lowdown on the big-hitting stories across the World Service language sites. This week Thomas is saving snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan, gobbling porridge in Ghana, getting hot and bothered at Gaza's marathon and sipping Georgian wine with the Russians. AFGHANISTAN'S FIRST LADIES The husbands and wives of Prime Ministers and Presidents normally have a prominent role in public life but not in Afghanistan. In fact there are barely any pictures of Mrs Karzai. Maryam Ghamgusar from BBC Persian TV decided to interview the elusive First Lady and the wives of other senior figures in Kabul. Guess what? She succeded. We hear how... (image: A poster of Hugo Chavez held up by a mourner Credit: Getty)