Issues / Democracy & Governance
Latin America's largest country once looked ascendant. Now it's been laid low by widespread violence, structural racism, endemic corruption, and external economic shocks.
Otto Pérez Molina started his rise to power during a U.S.-backed dirty war. The uprising against impunity that brought him down has been waiting in the wings ever since.
In the Philippines, the grandson of a despised collaborator has endorsed the remilitarization of his country's former occupiers — by the grandson of a war criminal, no less.
When Syriza’s leadership failed to seriously plan for a Eurozone exit, they let Europe’s central bank turn the screws.
Britain's Labor Party is now led by an avowed socialist and longtime peace campaigner.
In Europe, ordinary people are leading their governments to welcome migrants and refugees with compassion rather than cruelty. Can we pull that off in the U.S.?
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.
In upcoming votes for the EU's most indebted countries, the left will have to battle both the forces of austerity and a resurgent xenophobic right.
For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they're fleeing.
Authorities in Argentina and beyond are cracking down on indigenous communities that protest resource extraction — while re-writing laws to promote fossil fuels.