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France’s enfant terrible ex-president is back and basking in the limelight.
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Pro-democracy demonstrators are fortifying barricades with wood, bamboo, even cement.
The policies that helped Brazil to healthy growth over the past decade have lost momentum. The next president will need bold new ideas that look beyond the short term. Third in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Brazil's incumbent is on track for re-election. But that's mostly because there's no one better.
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Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
The iconoclastic anthropologist is taking over Afghanistan’s presidency with high hopes and big ideas.
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