The news is fuzzy, but the LATimes seesm to be on it (and CNNI even interviews one of their reporters about it).
Factoid: Half a million Iranians live in the LA area.
Their latest report is about the Iranian diaspora's view of the protests.
in our prayers.
I worked with a lot of Iranian docs who left the country and knew how crooked the Shah was back then. By killing off or jailing the moderate opposition, the only ones left alive were the religious radicals, who took over and then were worse.
And another factoid: A lot of Iranians study here in the Philippines.
the educational level is good, and the classes are in English.
this got some publicity when a tour bus carrying some students and their families in Cebu fell was in a terrible accident: a lot of American reporters were not aware that a lot of foreign students come here to study, (60,000 in 2012).
Based on sampled data for 2012 (e=+1), the biggest number of foreign students was from Iran at 21.44%. South Korean students comprised 19.62% followed by those from China and ASEAN countries at 18.39% and 10.97%, respectively. The remaining 23.58% were students from other countries all over the globe.