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A Glimmer of Hope in Brazil  

Building on the legacy of the assassinated Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco, a new wave of local candidates is fighting to transform the country’s democracy.





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Edifices of Empire  

Capitalism, from its very beginning, was twinned with racism. Two books describe how these two forces emerged together, at the same moment in the unfolding of Western political economy.



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Brazil’s New Right  

Since Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, Brazil has been in political turmoil. With ex-president Lula’s recent surrender, a new right threatens to become the decisive force in the 2018 elections.



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Which Way for Cuba?  

As the country prepares for a historic presidential succession, ending the Castros’ nearly sixty-year grip on the highest office, inequality is growing and ordinary Cubans are increasingly disaffected. A report from Havana.











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Berta Cáceres, Presente!  

As tens of thousands flooded Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March, they carried the voices of those most at risk for defending the environment: indigenous activists like Berta Cáceres, who was murdered in Honduras last year and whose true killers remain at large.



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Brazil on Strike  

In the face of a far-reaching austerity package being imposed by an unelected government, more than 1 million Brazilian workers took the streets Friday for the country’s first general strike in decades.




Duggan | University of California Press Gardels