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Mairi Mackay is openDemocracy’s senior editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Hanan Harawi’s insurrection

Independent publishing, poetry, the vivacious - perhaps cyclical - return of indigenous literature, and the current situation of Peruvian politics in relation to culture and literature. Interview. Español

Perú quiere más minería, más industria, más China

El nuevo presidente de Perú, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, quiere estimular la actividad económica del país mediante el procesamiento y refinación de minerales, además de su exportación - principalmente a China. English Português

O Peru quer mais mineração, mais indústria, mais China

O novo presidente do Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, quer estimular a atividade económica do país através do processamento e refinamento de minerais, além da sua exportação – principalmente para a China. English Español

Peru wants more mining, more industry, more China

Peru’s new President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (known as PPK), intends to stimulate the country’s economic activity by processing and refining minerals, in addition to simply exporting them – mainly to China. Español Português

Does Brexit really matter? Yes, as the end of the UK

The Tory party has been in bed with the City for a century. It is not beyond belief to suppose that Cameron’s goal was always Leave while apparently leading Remain.

Brasil: normalización democrática, pero poco entusiasmo

Según los sondeos, la mayoría de los brasileños creen que el cambio presidencial marca el principio de una nueva fase para el país. English Português

Zones of turbulence in the wake of EU-Turkey’s migration agreement

The implementation of the EU-Turkey deal helps restore order to liberal markets and the political economy. The results of the deal are entirely to the detriment of the migrants affected. Who gains?

Golpes y contragolpes en Brasil 2016

La crisis política y de representación que asola Brasil está lejos de terminar. Mientras las instituciones del país se colapsan, los slogans “Fuera Temer” y “Vuelve Dilma” ya no tienen sentido. English

To coup or not to coup: radical political reform is the only way to resolve Brazil’s political crisis

Brazil continues to struggle with a political and representational crisis. As the country’s institutions collapse, the slogans Fora Temer and Volta Dilma no longer serve a purpose. Español

Durão Barroso: de europeísta a banquero global

El nombramiento de Durão Barroso como presidente no ejecutivo de Goldman Sachs es inaceptable. Su posición como ex-Presidente de la Comisión Europea le exige cumplir con unos mínimos estándares éticos. English

¿La CIA en Ecuador? De la NED, la corrupción, y el sistema judicial

La falta de transparencia y el control del sistema judicial en Ecuador crean las condiciones en las que agencias de EE.UU. pueden operar con mayor libertad. English

Not Hitler or Augustus, but a hybrid that shows what the American polity is becoming

“Our national crisis isn’t really about Trump; it’s about what’s happening to the American people.” Long essay.

Civil society under attack in Latin America

Core civil society rights have been violated in at least 14 Latin American countries in 2015, says Civicus’ annual report on civil society. Español

La sociedad civil, atacada en América Latina

Según el informe anual de Civicus sobre la sociedad civil en el mundo, se violan derechos fundamentales en al menos 14 países de América Latina. English

Dura aterragem na Venezuela

A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência. English Español

UN talks on multilateral disarmament: you can run but cannot hide

As debate in the UK is pre-occupied with renewal of Trident there is an apparent lack of awareness that the world of non-proliferation and disarmament is changing around us.

Brexit: a dismantling moment

We have reached a turning point with an uncertain outcome, in which the British and European dimensions are two sides of the same coin.

China and Latin America: strategic relations in times of change

Anxiety over economic and political crises and changes in Latin America is palpable in China. Español Português

DemocraciaAberta: primeiro ano

Selecionámos 10 artigos de entre os mais exitosos para os nossos leitores durante este primeiro ano. São bons exemplos do que a DemocraciaAberta está a construir. Español English

Zimbabwe in turmoil: from the trenches

Despite constant harassment and brutal repression, one by one all sectors of society are expressing their discontent publicly.

DemocraciaAbierta: primer año

Hemos seleccionado 10 artículos de entre los más exitosos para nuestros lectores en este primer año. Son buenos ejemplos de lo que DemocraciaAbierta está construyendo. Português English

The end of post-neoliberalism

In response to the crisis, "progressive" governments adopted increasingly market-friendly measures. The "conservative restoration" that they regularly denounce was in fact surreptitiously introduced from within. Español

El final del post-neoliberalismo

En respuesta a la crisis, los gobiernos “progresistas” adoptaron medidas cada vez más favorables a los mercados. La “restauración conservadora” que denuncian con regularidad la introdujeron subrepticiamente ellos mismos. English

Death, Rocard and the demise of European social democracy

The Big Tent model has given way to a fight to the finish between ideologues and pragmatists, both further and further away from the “People” they are supposed to represent. 

The dilemma of the European Left

We must, without ceding to the old myths of totalitarianism, restore meaning to the ideal of sovereignty.

A painful lesson from Brexit: Why DiEM25 needs a simpler message

The facts are simple: for the past three decades, 80% of the people are taken to the cleaners 95% of the time by the top 20% of society.

Turkey’s cautionary tale

The case of Academics for Peace in Turkey shows us academics trapped between authoritarianism and precarity, and why international solidarity has become crucial.

DiEM25: a new anti-fascist alliance for Europe?

A crucial stage in the rise of far right movements is the breakdown of the barrier between their own agenda and the policies of traditional conservative parties.

European leaders should recognize their own mistakes

Positive momentum for a stronger and better Europe is a process that could start in Britain. Remarks to European Parliament, expanded version, June 30, 2016

Los inmigrantes comunitarios y la izquierda pro-Brexit

Los Lexiters son cómplices de una de las traiciones políticas más importantes de la historia del Reino Unido, la referida a los inmigrantes comunitarios. English

EU-Israel relations: time for reflection

The EU must confront Israel with the fundamental choice: continuing its occupation and systematic violations of international law, or being a full and respected member of the international community.

Are we Spaniards better off five years afterwards?

On the eve of the elections, an audit of the political and social outcomes of the square occupation and the rise of the Podemos party in Spain.

Britain riding the tectonic plates

The referendum is at the centre of these shifting plates. It is the crack which can become a chasm in the postwar order.

The ecosystem of political innovation in Latin America

A mapping of practices aiming at improving different aspects of the young Latin American democracies can help to understand, interconnect and strengthen emerging political innovations across the region. Español Português

El ecosistema de innovación política en América Latina

Un mapa de prácticas que buscan mejorar distintos aspectos de las jóvenes democracias latinoamericanas puede ayudar a entender, interconectar y fortalecer la innovación política que emerge en toda la región. English Português

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