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Catalan man waits on Passeig Lluis Companys in Barcelona for Carles Puigdemont's independence speech

Separation anxiety: impasse in Catalonia

How do you solve a problem like Catalonia? As we head into 2018, the recurrent thorn in the side of Spain’s central government is showing no signs of disappearing. For many, the dominant memory may...
A ship sits on the beach at Valle de los Cangrejos, Riohacha, Colombia

Colombia’s Bonanza Marimbera: A bygone era of Caribbean drug smuggling

Abandoned boats serve as a lingering reminder of the ‘Bonanza Marimbera’, an era of drug-smuggling that brought violence and organised crime – along with vast wealth – to Colombia’s arid northern coastline. A short walk...
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Brazil’s indigenous tribes under threat after another “massacre”

Earlier this month, the federal authorities in Amazonas state in Brazil confirmed that they are investigating the murders of at least 10 indigenous people by garimpeiros (illegal gold miners) in August. The alleged victims were...

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

“So I landed at 17.00…. the taxi driver I got had been waiting since 8.30am for a customer. He only asked for $30 so I gave him $60… Hard to get a signal here....
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Czech society stills struggles with legacy of the Prague Spring

Photo credit: John W. Schulze The ‘Prague Spring’ is the short, 8-month period in the history of Czechoslovakia when artists, dissidents, and activists found some breathing room. It is often credited as beginning with Alexander...
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Leeds experiments with legalised prostitution

It is famously one of the world’s oldest professions, existing in one form or another across almost every civilization. Sumerian records dating back to around 2400 BCE refer to it as an occupation, the...
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Silvio Berlasconi smiling and raising their hands

Is 80 the new 40? Berlusconi returns – again

In a typically sweltering Italian summer, one of the hottest talking points this August was the return of Italy’s prime political headline-grabber, Silvio Berlusconi. Convicted of tax fraud in 2013, banned from holding public...

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...

Mexico is in urgent need of change: Is presidential candidate López Obrador the answer?

During the night of 8 November 2016, the world followed the US presidential election results as the drama unfolded. There was apprehension in Mexico as the prospect of a Donald J. Trump win became...
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Bangladesh road safety protests bring Dhaka to standstill

On 29 July, 2018 two school students were run over by a bus. When asked about the accident at a press conference later that day, the Shipping Minister and Executive President of Bangladesh Road Transport...

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US-China Trade War and the Future International Order

The current trade war between the United States and China has become one of the defining features of this year's news cycle. Tariffs have...
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Remember, remember, 17th November?

As rebellions go, it was significantly less explosive than that planned by Guy Fawkes and his Catholic co-conspirators in 1605, aiming to blow up...