06/07/2013 02:31 pm ET

Best World Reads Of The Week: June 1 - June 7


Spending our days on the interwebs has its advantages, one being that we come across lots of excellent pieces of journalism. Every week, we'll bring you our favorite online reads that didn't appear on our site. Disagree with the selection? Leave your suggestions in the comments or tweet #bestreads at @HuffPostWorld.

The Most Dangerous Job In The World
The New Republic -- Saul Elbein
Driving a bus in Guatemala has become one of the most dangerous professions in the world. More than 900 bus drivers have been killed -- most of them by gang members trying to extort money from bus companies' bosses.

On The Inside: Venezuela's Most Dangerous Prison
TIME Lightbox -- Jorge Benezra, Sebastián Liste
Reporter Jorge Benezra and photographer Sebastián Liste obtained exclusive access to Venezuela's most dangerous prison, Vista Hermosa. Inside the facility, prisoners rule. "The inmates live and die in a world of their own making," Benezra writes.

Inside China's "Cancer Villages"
The Guardian -- Jonathan Kaiman
In an estimated 459 villages spread across China, cancer rates soar far above the national average. Every new case of the disease recorded in the so-called "cancer villages" is a reminder of the devastating costs of rapid economic growth. Jonathan Kaiman traveled to Yanglingang, a village surrounded by pharmaceutical and chemical plants.

Erdogan Shows Why Turkey Shouldn't Give Him More Power
Bloomberg -- Bloomberg Editors
"Protests against plans to replace an Istanbul park with a shopping mall have spread across Turkey, metastasizing into something far more politically significant. While the demonstrations aren’t the start of a Turkish Spring, they show why Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s design to turn his country into a presidential republic next year should be stopped."

Timeline On Iran's Nuclear Program
The New York Times
The New York Times put together a fascinating infographic detailing the different stages of Iran's nuclear program. Delve into history and explore the politics behind Tehran's nuclear move.