Issues / Democracy & Governance
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Little has been done to address the economic crisis in Tunisia other than to accept foreign loans with their usual austerity strings attached.
Supporters of normalizing relations with Cuba have lost many battles in Washington, but this is a clear victory.
Last month, the citizens of Okinawa awarded a landslide victory to a governor who wants U.S. troops off the pristine island.
The lack of majority support for Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement is an example of developing nations’ inclination towards pragmatism, not liberalism and civil rights.
Ukraine faces an almost impossible task: carefully balancing its internal contradictions while initiating monumental reforms.
Can video games crowdsource more democratic solutions to the world's problems?
The Garifuna, an Afro-indigenous community in Honduras, are standing up to government repression, corporate land grabs, and narco violence.
A proposed canal in Nicaragua would rival Panama's as a link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But indigenous and environmentalist protesters are crying foul.
Latin America's transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the U.S. would be wise to heed: "Never again."