Thai paternalism, Mexican oil and a train-robber remembered

Train-robber Ronnie Biggs holds up his wanted poster in 1994.
Image caption Ronnie Biggs wanted lots of caipirinhas when he lived in Brazil

A round-up of commentary on and around the world...

Thailand

A last gasp of paternalism

India

Inequality on parade

Afghanistan

Karzai's dangerous game

Mexico

Behind the oil revolution

North Korea

The trivialisation of horror

Canada

Celebrities are blind to the truth about seal hunting

Ukraine

West must squeeze Ukrainian oligarchs

Iran

Senators Levin and Boxer: No new sanctions

Tunisia

An Arab Spring post-mortem

Azerbaijan

Pipeline will free Europe from Russian pressure

Turkey

Istanbul development increasing natural disaster risks

One more thing…

Train-robber Ronnie Biggs a Brazilian delight