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September 24, 2015
You Can’t Fight Poverty With a Concert
Global Citizen’s celebrity-packed festival aims to mobilize millennials against poverty. That’s pointless if it strips politics from the fight.
September 24, 2015
The Rise and Fall of Guatemala’s Most Feared General
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a US-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
September 11, 2015
Guatemala’s Civil Society Just Did the Impossible
Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don’t inspire confidence.
September 2, 2015
What’s Happening in Guatemala?
With its government about to fall, Guatemala is finally questioning the neoliberal orthodoxy of the post–Cold War world.
August 8, 2015
How El Salvador’s Supreme Court Is Undermining Democracy—With Washington’s Help
WikiLeaks has exposed US government collusion with the chamber’s destabilization strategy.
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August 7, 2015
South Sudan’s War on Women
Survivors say rape has become “just a normal thing” for women caught up in the country’s civil war.
July 27, 2015
Ethiopia Claims a US Precedent for Its Crackdown on Journalists
Now that he’s in Addis Ababa, President Obama should call for the release of those locked up by Washington's “war on terror” ally.
June 23, 2015
Pope Francis Versus Wall Street
The pope's encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 16, 2015
2015 Could Be the Start of a Green Energy Revolution
There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.
Michael T. Klare
April 8, 2015
Development and Humanitarian Politics
Why debates about community development sidestep the issue of inequality.