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Argentina

Hannah Arendt, Redux: The Enduring Power Of The Political Lie

Leaders like Trump and Bolsonaro don't just bend the truth. By using lies as a consistent politic...

China

China's Ticking Time Bomb Of Mass Unemployment

Containing the COVID-19 outbreak came at a huge cost in terms of earnings and employment. And no ...

Italy

Summer Holiday Can't Quite Escape The Virus, Or The Office

Earlier this week, as I packed my things for my first post-pandemic vacation, my eyes and mind dwelled on the object I spend more time with than any other: my laptop. Of course many things have ...

Brazil

So Bolsonaro Caught COVID-19, Is That Good News?

-Analysis- You could almost hear a collective "Ha!" from around the world. The news yesterday that Jair Bolsonaro had been infected with the coronavirus comes after the Brazilian president's ...

Italy

Bergamo Postcard: The Emotional Rubble Of A COVID-19 Epicenter

Grief and catastrophe in and around the Italian city that became a symbol of the swiftness of the...

Italy

Food Or Safety? Lockdown And Migrant Laborers In Italy

Even as the total number of cases of COVID-19 decreased In Italy, an outbreak flared up in the southern province of Caserta among migrant agricultural laborers. Writing in the Italian daily La ...

Czech Republic

Paris To Prague: A Czech Homecoming And Quarantine Au Revoir

PRAGUE — As I walked down Avenue René Coty on a sunny day in late May, everything was like a Paris postcard — except that my glasses were fogging up over my facemask. But I knew the ...

France

From The Freedom Of Vanlife To A Pandemic Quarantine — And Back Again?

SAINT-BLIMONT — Two years ago, my partner and I set off across Europe in our campervan. We called it Foxy — and it was our home on wheels and ticket to freedom. In France, they still call ...

Czech Republic

Pandemic Blues, The Disconcerting New Concert Experience

Rock hero Dave Grohl, of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame, has described live music performances during the COVID-19 lockdowns as: "unflattering little windows that look like doorbell security ...

Poland

COVID-19 Be Damned: How Poland Is Beating Another Crisis

Compared to other EU member states, Poland was barely affected by the international financial cri...

Brazil

Black Lives Matter In Brazil, Where Racial Tensions Simmer

João Pedro Matos was in his uncle's garden on May 18 in São Gonçalo, near Rio de Janeiro, when Brazil's Federal Police stormed in. Police claim officers traded shots with armed drug traffickers, ...

Sweden

From MLK To Olof Palme To Black Lives Matter

PARIS — That people should be judged by the content of their character was one of those rare elementary-school concepts that actually stuck. It was no doubt the candor and simplicity of the ...

India

COVID-19 And The Case For Taxing India's Rich

To mitigate the high economic costs of the pandemic, it's time to demand greater contributions fr...

France

The Social Alienation And Ambiguity Of Face Masks

As COVID-19 lingers, protective masks are recommended and even mandatory in certain places. But o...

Brazil

The Economic Ripple Effect Of Chinese Supply Chains

The auto and electronics sector in Brazil is a prime example of how manufacturers around the worl...

Germany

Gold Rush As Investors Recoil From COVID-19 Shock

With traders spooked, physical gold that you can hold in your hands is being traded for a high ma...

Italy

Watch: OneShot — Milano Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

It's a bittersweet scene captured at Milan's Central Railway Station, at the global epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. With more than 800 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus and 12,000 ...

Peru

Coronavirus And Us: Why We Ignore Other Infectious Diseases

The level of media attention given to the coronavirus compared to other maladies says a lot about...

France

Coronavirus Covers: How Global Magazines Feature COVID-19

What Chinese authorities first treated as dozens of cases of unknown pneumonia in the Hubei province, has now become a global health emergency. In about three months, the respiratory novel ...

Italy

As COVID-19 Starts To Spiral, A Grim View From A Doctor In Turin

Grueling shifts, grave warnings and the spectre of having to choose between the living and the dead.

Italy

Silence, Beauty, Fear: Venice In The Time Of Coronavirus

A Venice-based novelist reflects on the disappearing tourists, imploding economy and politicians ...

Colombia

Washington And Latin America: Time To Undo A Warped Alliance

How have U.S. governments treated their deferential Latin American allies and admiring societies ...