Tuesday on the NewsHour, Ray Suarez reports on Indonesia’s growing economy and its potential as a model for new democracies emerging from the Arab Spring. Watch that report online exclusively right now in our sneak peek, and for more from the Indonesia series, including a heart-wrenching look at the lack of services for the mentally ill, visit Global Health Watch.
Indonesia is fast becoming an economic power and has the fourth largest population in the world, behind the United States. A growing number of Indonesians can afford to shop in malls and eat Western food, but not everyone has benefited from Indonesia’s growth. The diverse nation has a wide range of living standards and many families still live in poverty: