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Biden, Cuba, and Latin America’s Left Turn
When Lula returns to Brazil’s presidency on January 1, every major Latin American country will have a government of the left.
William M. LeoGrande
November 15, 2022
Elon Musk Doesn’t Understand Twitter’s Real Value
For all its limitations—and there are many—Twitter is the closest thing the world has to a transnational public sphere.
November 3, 2022
Debt and Inequality Will Be Key Issues at the UN’s Next Climate Conference
At COP27, activists will be focused on all the ways developed nations have made it harder for developing nations to survive the climate crisis.
September 26, 2022
The “Rechazo”—Why Chileans Rejected a New Constitution
An insider’s account by a member of the Chilean Constitutional Convention.
August 10, 2022
The OAS Admits Culpability in the Destruction of Haiti
The tragedy is that given the condition in which international rule has left the country, Haiti simply cannot solve its problems alone.
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December 13, 2021
Travel Bans and Boosters Alone Won’t Protect Us From Covid
The fantasy that we can erect a Fortress America and leave the rest of the world to fend for itself is a deadly delusion.
November 8, 2021
This Is the End of the American Century
It sure has been a disaster.
October 26, 2021
Climate Change Has Exposed the Decline of the American Empire
Responding to the climate crisis has become a race against time, and our government still dawdles at the starting line.
September 15, 2021
Sweatshops Won’t Help the World’s Poor, but Unions Could
Influential liberals said low-paid manufacturing jobs would help the Global South. They were wrong then—and they’re especially wrong now.
July 15, 2021
The Media’s Climate Blind Spot Is Geographic
When climate coverage ignores the Global South, it’s bad for everyone.