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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...
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The Great Repeal Bill caps a bad week for British democracy

Although overshadowed in the media by Hurricane Irma and another North Korean missile flight over Japan, this week has been a tumultuous one for...
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Statues and slavery: the legacy of the Confederacy in the US

The violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, has reignited debate in the United States surrounding the legacy of the Confederacy, the self-proclaimed...
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Diminishing press freedom in the West

We are used to hearing of extreme crackdowns on the media and journalists across the world; from the ongoing killings targeting Mexican reporters to jail...

Why Qatar is the real winner as Neymar Jr. heads to Paris

On 3 August, Neymar Jr., the greatest Brazilian footballer of his generation, completed a US$263m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). This not...

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The Plastic War

From the UN in 2017 to the EU in 2018, we have become accustomed to organisations and countries declaring ‘war on plastic...
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Populism to Pensions: Love or Hate for Putin’s New Policy?

It has been close to a year since the 2018 March presidential elections in Russia, which saw Vladimir Putin enter his fourth...

2019: Year of the Vegan?

The word ‘vegan’ was coined in 1944, after members of the Leicester Vegetarian Society became frustrated with the group’s refusal to consider...