world affairs

Chile

European Elections: EU's Latinos Launch Political Movement

Spaniards born of Latin American families are running for the first time in the European Parliame...

India

Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Modi

With his untruths, bad choice of friends and unwillingness to apologize, India's prime minister i...

Venezuela

Why Colombia Is Key To Venezuela's Democratic Future

There are now 1.2 million Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. How they are treated may help determin...

Argentina

What Freud's Shrink Nephew Thinks Of Your Parenting Skills

Child psychiatrist Joseph Knobel Freud, an Argentine-based descendent of Sigmund Freud, says mode...

Mexico

Mexican Delusions: López Obrador's Twisted Idea Of Progress

The Mexican president's overhaul of public life is riding roughshod over interests, including tho...

Colombia

Cold Economics For Colombia's Coffee Growers

The country faces dramatic debt levels among small-scale coffee farmers, as prices fall on world ...

India

If Not Modi...? That Question Weighing On India

The question "If not Modi, then who?" points to a worrying lack of understanding of how a parliam...

Venezuela

A New, More Realistic Strategy Against Venezuela's Dogged Regime?

The Western-aligned Lima Group is now seeking help from the more neutral International Contact Gr...

Chad

Watch: OneShot — Marco Gualazzini''s Almajiri Boy

An iconic image from Italian photojournalist's reportage from Chad, which won the World Press Pho...

Argentina

Argentina: Another "Cracked" Democracy?

Unless Argentina finds the right leaders to undertake crucial reforms of the state and public lif...

France

Korean Comfort Women To U.S. Slavery, A Rising Call For Reparations

A rapid tour around the planet shows that some monetary compensation is increasingly seen as a wa...

Ukraine

For Ukraine's New TV Star President The Show's About To Get Very Real

Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy has learned how to appeal to the whole country —...

Japan

What The Ghosn Affair Says About Japan And The West

The fate of disgraced auto chief Carlos Ghosn has revealed deep differences between the Japanese ...

India

In India, A Domestic Servant Rises To National Politics

Married at the age of five and speaking neither English nor Hindi, 68-year-old Pramila Bisoi has ...

Kenya

Another Consequence Of Kenya's Drought: Obesity

With drought comes malnutrition and a run to the slums, where fatty foods, sugar, and obesity await.

France

Notre Dame Fire: French Lessons In Risk Management

In all likelihood, the cause of the Notre Dame fire is linked to mundane management issues. It's ...

United States

Exit Strategy? Why Scaling Back Refugee Aid Is So Tricky

Aid groups have plenty of protocols for scaling up humanitarian responses to crises. Less clear i...

Colombia

Art As Antidote To Xenophobia

From films to photography, artwork can help arouse the empathy we need to counter these dark days...

France

Notre Dame On Fire, 25 Front Pages From Around The World

PARIS — Firefighters said early Tuesday that they'd extinguished the final flames of the massive Notre Dame cathedral fire that began shortly before 7 p.m. local time Monday. Authorities say ...

Italy

Italian Politics, A Mix Of Pro Wrestling And Turkish Coffee

It started as an unlikely marriage of convenience: after Italy's elections in March 2018, the far-right League party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) formed a coalition ...

Yemen

Watch: Cinq — Lorenzo Tugnoli, Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

"I try to tell what's happening, but I try to be considerate, and also make poetic and beautiful images. It's important to be sensitive, and acknowledge the complexity of what's going on." That's ...

Turkey

Why The Stakes Are So High For Erdogan In Istanbul

Turkey's president first burst on the scene in 1994 when he was elected mayor of Istanbul. Now, h...