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For the 32 disaster-prone “small states” in the Commonwealth, Covid-19 compounds the ongoing risks they already face.
Plus, Johnson warned Irish backstop is "indispensable", YouTube shuts down 210 China-linked channels, EU considers €100bn fund.
Canadian lawyer and political scientist Ajit Singh was part of a recent fact-finding mission organised by the End Venezuela Sanctions coalition. He tells the New Statesman what he saw there.
A brief explainer on the coup that never was.
Across the continent, the conservative right is attacking museums and challenging historic narratives – threatening to reopen barely healed wounds.
Those taking to the streets aren’t protesting Maduro’s ideology, but his failure to deliver on a promised vision. These people don’t have money to feed their families or buy basic goods.
Faced with a dystopian economy, the president is resorting to ever more repressive means to maintain control.
The World Economic Forum showed how the right is seizing the levers of the international order.
Brazil’s 2015 dam disaster should have been a wake-up call to the world, but its survivors already feel overlooked by governments and big business.
Regional breathing room allowed Maduro to consolidate his power, dramatically reducing the prospects for peaceful solutions.
President Maduro has become more autocratic and governed increasingly erratically since taking office in 2013 as Hugo Chávez’s successor.