New Internationalist

Country profile

A concise profile of the most recent countries featured in the New Internationalist magazine. See also our alphabetical list of country profiles before 2005.

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Uruguay

It was the meddling British who used their cartographic skills to delineate the country that would become Uruguay in the early 19th century, as a buffer zone between the two regional giants, Argentina and Brazil. The result was a country stuck in the shado

Filed in: Uruguay

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Lebanon

Living in Lebanon is like watching a dramatic thriller unfold. At times it’s exciting, at other times heart-wrenching or just petrifying.

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Brunei

There is a little hole on the wall of every office, restaurant, reception area, hotel lobby, shop – even in the humblest of the living rooms – which serves as a formidable metaphor for the vicissitudes of power, prestige and privilege in Brunei.

Syria

Country Profile – Syria

Central African Republic

Country Profile – Central African Republic

Zimbabwe

Country Profile – Zimbabwe

Kazakhstan

A nation of extremes.

Filed in: Kazakhstan

Laos

As the forces of corporate globalization press on its borders, change is inevitable.

Cuba

Experimenting with capitalism in Cuba

Sri Lanka

Over two decades of conflict have bred a climate of impunity where human rights violations – killings and unexplained ‘disappearances’ of people – have become all too common.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica stands apart from its Central American neighbours, not least because it has no army.

  • December 19, 2007
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