Novelist Dan Brown’s description is sadly apt, says Iris Gonzales.
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While commercial interests look to ‘seize opportunity’ in the country, Sokari Ekine has seen an increase in the level of poverty.
And they mark a dangerous regression from food-as-right to food-as-charity, argues Tom Belger.
Four decades of independent journalism and the social and environmental movements which inspired it.
It is refreshing to hear a piece of good news that will impact on people living in poverty across the globe, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.
Prices through the roof, a gaping deficit, homelessness, one billion in slums and an urban takeover.
Juan Rodriguez wants to raise $50,000 to bring affordable light to the poor. Anna Bevan explains.
Sokari Ekine meets a community worker helping poor women help themselves.
David Ransom celebrates the life of a president with a fondness for Liberation heroes, who used oil wealth to boost ordinary Venezuelans’ quality of life.
The magazine’s longest serving co-editor discusses world progress and whether the concepts of development and economic growth are out of date.
On a trip to Nepal, Stephen Bailey discovers a toxic link between poverty, childhood illness and climate change.