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Watch: Cinq — Wilting Point By William Daniels

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We are sharing a selection of 5 OneShot videos from the new book by acclaimed photojournalist William Daniels - Wilting Point. We've collected them in a single Cinq production.

Working for the world's top newspapers and magazines, William Daniels has traveled the world to document conflict and societies on the brink of collapse. Wilting Point is a collection of images that weren't destined for the news pages, but are connected by a particular aesthetic and that tenuous realm between life and death, light and darkness, which humanity has too often brought upon itself and the planet.

Cinq - Wilting Point ©William Daniels



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The Trumpian Virus Undermining Democracy Is Now Spreading Through South America

Taking inspiration from events in the United States over the past four years, rejection of election results and established state institutions is on the rise in Latin America.

Two supporters of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dressed in Brazilian flags during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Bolsonaro supporters dressed in national colours with flags in a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on November 4, 2022.

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Carlos Ruckauf*

-Analysis-

BUENOS AIRES — South Africa's Nelson Mandela used to say it was "so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build."

Intolerance toward those who think differently, even inside the same political space, is corroding the bases of representative democracy, which is the only system we know that allows us to live and grow in freedom, in spite of its flaws.

Recent events in South America and elsewhere are precisely alerting us to that danger. The most explosive example was in Brazil, where a crowd of thousands managed to storm key institutional premises like the presidential palace, parliament and the Supreme Court.

In Peru, the country's Marxist (now former) president, Pedro Castillo, sought to use the armed and security forces to shut down parliament and halt the Supreme Court and state prosecutors from investigating corruption allegations against him.

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