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Risking death in search of a new life

Risking death in search of a new life

Crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe for a better life is fraught with danger, as Charles Barker finds out from a young refugee.
Why should quacks get to practise on prisoners?

Why should quacks get to practise on prisoners?

Incompetent doctors should not be allowed to treat us, argues Brendon Astor Jones.
Colombia’s crackdown on impunity

Colombia’s crackdown on impunity

Ex-intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado has finally been brought to justice, writes Andrew Hogg.
The big bank boondoggle*

The big bank boondoggle*

Big private banks have been resurrected by the crisis they caused, says David Ransom.
Putting an end to personality politics

Putting an end to personality politics

It’s policies that count, says Matt Chocqueel-Mangan – and there’s an easy way to assess them.
Gang warfare takes over El Salvador

Gang warfare takes over El Salvador

Guadalupe Cortés Vega analyses the homicide crisis.

Top stories

Risking death in search of a new life

Crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe for a better life is fraught with danger, as Charles Barker finds out from a young refugee.

A farewell to Sabeen Mahmud

Sahar Habib Ghazi reports on the murder of one of Pakistan’s most prominent activists.

The big bank boondoggle*

Big private banks have been resurrected by the crisis they caused, says David Ransom.

Xeni Gwet’in Mining Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to Marilyn Baptiste of British Columbia, Canada, for her work to stop Taseko Mines’ gold mining project.

A word with Peter Tatchell

The human rights activist has seen - and suffered - a lot in his decades of campaigning. But, he tells Cristiana Moisescu, he still believes in forgiveness.

Solar comes to Shatila

Lydia James visits the Lebanese refugee camp and discovers possibilities for a lighter, brighter future.

Indonesia at a crossroads

Nithin Coca reports on a political battle between government and a respected anti-corruption institution.

Blogs

Why should quacks get to practise on prisoners?

Incompetent doctors should not be allowed to treat us, argues Brendon Astor Jones.

Colombia’s crackdown on impunity

Ex-intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado has finally been brought to justice, writes Andrew Hogg.

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Putting an end to personality politics

It’s policies that count, says Matt Chocqueel-Mangan – and there’s an easy way to assess them.

Gang warfare takes over El Salvador

Guadalupe Cortés Vega analyses the homicide crisis.

When life comes crashing down

The Nepal earthquake has devastated an already-poor nation. What next? asks Mari Marcel Thekaekara.  

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