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Developing World news and analysis from The Nation
April 6, 2017
The Crisis of the Liberal Order and Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age of Anger’
Fundamental reformation is required, if we are to do better than the world he describes.
April 4, 2017
El Salvador Votes for Water Over Gold
Against overwhelming odds, an international grassroots campaign has won the world’s first comprehensive ban on metals mining.
March 17, 2017
Lenin Lives! (in Latin America)
Lenín Moreno, expected to win Ecuador’s presidential election runoff, practically vibrates Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”
February 14, 2017
Ecuador’s Left-Wing Success Story
It doesn’t fit with neoliberal orthodoxy, but President Rafael Correa has made remarkable progress. Will the next government sustain it?
December 21, 2016
The Alliance for Prosperity Will Intensify the Central American Refugee Crisis
Conceived without the participation of civil-society groups, the chief goal is to advance elite US and Northern Triangle business interests.
October 19, 2016
El Salvador Ruling Offers a Reminder of Why the TPP Must Be Defeated
Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections.
May 10, 2016
Has the Left Run Its Course in Latin America?
Hardly. Despite recent setbacks, it has led the region’s “second independence,” benefiting hundreds of millions.
March 30, 2016
Vietnam’s Labor Newspaper, Where a Staff of 200 Reports on Abuses at Home and Abroad
belongs to the official union federation, but it maintains an independent critical voice.
February 10, 2016
The Toxic Work Environments That Produce Your Pots and Pans
Multinational corporations are once again profiting off of China’s dismal labor conditions.
December 14, 2015
Natural Resources Were Supposed to Make Afghanistan Rich. Here’s What’s Happening to Them.
Traveling to Logar Province reveals unmanageable violence and co-optation by foreign companies.