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After December's elections, Haiti could have yet another U.S.-backed president with a weak democratic mandate.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
So far, UN climate change conferences have sidestepped the real business of keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Brazil's Workers' Party was once the pride of the New Left for an entire hemisphere. Now its 13-year rule hangs by a thread.
Even as governments set climate targets, they're working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."
Amid rising violence against human rights defenders, Guatemalan activists are counting on an emboldened civil society to take on their next president.
Gross National Happiness, which had its origins in Bhutan, has caught on with political scientists.
If someone had poisoned New York's water supply and killed 9,000 people, it would have been the most litigated public health disaster of all time. But when it happened in Haiti? Nothing.
In a country with strict anti-abortion laws, pregnancy losses can mean decades behind bars.