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2017 in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, our Editor, John Bartlett, looks at the last 12 months in Latin America...

Are the Conservatives regaining young voters?

With the Conservatives struggling in government following the disastrous June general election, Chancellor Philip Hammond's recent Budget aimed at tackling a growing problem for the party – a surge of young people voting, almost exclusively...
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Drugs in sport: Who do we trust enough to cheer?

Three hundredths of a second. The difference between success and failure; jeers and adulation; Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt. The margins in sport are incredibly tight: hopes are dashed, careers made, and legacies secured...

What has Le Pen been up to?

Marie Le Pen’s second place finish in the French presidential election in 2017 with just under 34% of the popular vote was seen as a major victory the Front National (FN). Le Pen almost...
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Fronting up to impunity: Can Guatemala do it alone?

In the wake of the far-reaching Odebrecht scancal that has rocked Latin America, it is clear that – despite efforts internationally to curtail its influence – impunity still dominates South and Central American politics. On 13...
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Will El Salvador ever see justice for the El Mozote massacre?

Despite the estimated 32 cases of human rights abuses that occurred during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992), the incidents in the village of El Mozote and the surrounding department of Morazán will always be...

Chelsea – Qarabag FK: A match made in the USSR

Today's Champions League group stage tie between Chelsea and Qarabag FK, of Azerbaijan, is unlikely to produce any surprises. The English champions' experienced side of superstars, playing at home, is likely to prove too...
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2017 in Review: The Middle East and North Africa

It's rarely a quiet year in the Middle East, even when the US president doesn't unilaterally reshape the prospects for peace in Palestine. 2017 has been heavily defined by the conflict between the region's...
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The right and left divide in India: Does it exist?

The right/left divide, just like the terms right and left, have not always existed. In fact, they are recent terminologies developed during the French Revolution, where those in favour of changing the system of...
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Zimbabwe: A history of a failed economy and how to fix it

On November 22, in his maiden address at the ZANU-PF headquarters, Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa spelt out a vision of economic growth and jobs. Although it was brought to power by the clout of the...

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