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Our guest editor, Valsamis Mitsilegas, director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London, introduces this week’s theme: Privacy and Surveillance in 2016.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

San Salvador, y no Caracas, fue la ciudad del mundo con más homicidios en 2015

Con casi 200 muertos por 100.000 habitantes, es probable que la tasa de homicidios de San Salvador supere la de muertes violentas en muchos de los conflictos armados en el mundo. English Português

Post-conflict in Colombia (4). Uninvited: women in Havana

The participation and influence of women in peace negotiations around the world is usually low. What is the situation in the current negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC? Español Português

Pós-conflicto na Colômbia (4). Sem convite: mulheres na Havana

A situação e incidência das mulheres nas negociações de paz têm sido escassa a nível global. Qual é a situação nos diálogos entre o governo colombiano e as FARC na Havana? English Español

Latin America is the world's most unequal region. Here's how to fix it

Global leaders met at the Annual Meeting in Davos to discuss how to improve the state of the world and address its most pressing challenges. What can Latin America experience bring to the table? Español

América Latina es la región más desigual del mundo. Hay que poner remedio.

Existe una crisis mundial de desigualdad, y lo que ocurre en América Latina debe servir de alerta English

Postconflicto en Colombia (4). Sin previa invitación: mujeres en La Habana

La participación e incidencia de mujeres en negociaciones de paz ha sido escasa. ¿Cuál es la situación en los diálogos entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC en La Habana? English Português

Democracia y experimentos en el laboratorio político latinoamericano

Recientemente, Latinoamérica ha acreditado distintos modelos de experimentación política. Observamos la emergencia de un laboratorio de experimentos que nos permite imaginar avances para la democracia, que merecen ser medidos. English Português

Sobre el llamado fin del ciclo del progresismo en América del Sur.

La polarización política está tensionando Latinoamérica. Pero el resultado no será el de una derechización generalizada de la sociedad, sino el del incremento de contradicciones económicas, políticas, culturales e ideológicas. English.

Capitalism, cronyism and Clinton

The problem of Hillary Clinton is the problem of American democracy. Doug Henwood’s new book, My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency digs deep into the system that spawned her.

Falar dos direitos das mulheres no Peru

No Peru, um país ainda muito conservador, dominado pela Igreja Católica e por seitas evangélicas, quebrar o silêncio sobre a violência sexual e o aborto supõe um primeiro passo estratégico. Español. English.

The fight for women’s rights in Peru

Hablar de los derechos de las mujeres en Perú

The battle for neoliberal hegemony: an interview with Nancy Fraser

The conditions of working-class people in the global north are converging with the conditions of the global south.

Abu-Sakha’s Christmas

Six hundred Palestinians are currently being held in administrative detention by Israel. One of them is Abu-Sakha, a teacher at the Palestinian Circus School.

Aunque Argentina se escore a la derecha, las mejoras del progresismo se mantendrán

Macri ha heredado del Kirchnerismo una camisa de fuerza ideológica y una presión social que le mantendrá atado frente a tentaciones neoliberales, que se demostraron nocivas en el pasado. English.

Argentina lurches rightwards but progressive policy gains will endure

The most enduring legacy of Kirchnerism is that it has left President Macri partially tied to its ideological straightjacket. Social pressure will prevent him from neoliberal temptations. Español. 

Crimen, violencia y estancamiento político en El Salvador: más de lo mismo

El futuro depende de la capacidad para abordar las causas estructurales de la violencia, reparar el frágil aparato estatal, fortalecer el acceso a la justicia y crear oportunidades reales para la juventud. English.

Crime, violence and political gridlock in El Salvador. Business as usual

The future of El Salvador depends on its capacity to address the structural causes of violence, to repair the broken state apparatus and to create real opportunities for the country’s youth. Español.

Democracia en Argentina: ¿significa Macri menos Estado?

El cambio que trae Macri a la Argentina presenta múltiples interrogantes ante el temor de la vuelta a un neoliberalismo que fracasó estrepitosamente en el país en los años 90. English. 

Democracy in Argentina: Does Macri mean less State?

The change that Macri is bringing to Argentina is raising multiple issues among fears of a comeback of policies that utterly failed in the country during the neoliberal 90’s. Español. 

Facing violence: thoughts from Geneva

To counter ISIS and address the other crucial crises that poison our days we need a regime change – at home.

”Famine” in Ethiopia: key facts

The usual scapegoat returns, with fears that the land tenure system is the main culprit for low production and thus food shortages in a crisis, when it is not.

Intervention at Forum Europa: “Politics should have an ethical basis and be humanistic”

“There is no place for me to speak. And that’s because you have everything tightly controlled. The media is in the service of power, a corrupt power – this has been more than demonstrated.” Español.

John Kerry, where are women’s voices in the Syria peace talks?

The US may be tempted to congratulate itself for wrangling Russia to the table for the meeting on Syria’s peace talks. Yet an indispensable party is missing: Syrian women.

How have the international media covered migration in 2015?

Moving Stories, reviews media coverage of migration in the European Union and in 14 countries across the globe and finds that journalists routinely fall into propaganda traps laid by politicians.

Paris COP21: the worst deal in the history of global climate negotiations

The role of technology in solving the climate change challenge was completely ignored by world leaders at the Paris conference.

Where do we stand as we seek the balance between freedom and control?

As leaders, we have to overcome all of our historical, political, cultural divides and work towards building trust between communities.” Interview.

You can’t break a glass ceiling if you’re standing on ice

It’s too easy for the liberal intelligentsia to feel righteous in their disgust for lower-class white racism. 

La violencia contra las mujeres en España: ¿a quién le importa?

Ante las elecciones, todos los partidos políticos en España han hecho comentarios sobre la  violencia contra las mujeres. Pero la preocupación de los españoles por esta tragedia sigue siendo baja. English.

Integrated education in Europe: privilege or right?

This international human rights day, the deep-rooted stereotype that implies that Romani families do not value education contributes substantially to a general lack of awareness in working to ensure equality in education for all. 

With winter fast approaching the refugee crisis could become a medical disaster

As temperatures drop in eastern Europe, western attitudes to refugees cool. The Paris attacks have hardened many hearts, yet still the migrants arrive, at medical camps and aid agencies.

La pobreza mundial: los errores del Nobel de Economía

La pobreza no es un problema individual de falta de recursos que puede resolverse a través de la educación, como defienden Angus Deaton y el Banco Mundial. El problema es la forma en que se distribuyen los recursos. English.

من بيروت إلى باريس، الحزن الانتقائي: "كلّنا يعني كلّنا" مذنبون

في كشفنا الحزن الانتقائي للآخرين، يبرز حزننا الانتقائي. علينا أن نعترف بعدم كفاءتنا في التعامل مع مصائب وعذابات الناس وأن نظهر التضامن بالفعل وبالقول مع جميع ضحايا الإرهاب والقمع English

You are the border, not us: Greek – Macedonia border

UNHCR, the leading UN refugee protection agency, is supporting the enforcement of border restrictions designed to implement a selective right to claim asylum based on nationality.

The Indian diplomat and her nanny: why consistency is crucial

Why the personal and the political have to be united (originally published January 2014 and re-published as a tribute to Rick Cohen who died earlier this week).

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