Cuba’s handling of the coronavirus crisis called into question

Translated by Lauren Valentine and proofread by Charlotte Borne Cuba stands out from its American neighbours with 87 deaths linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The country accelerated into the second phase of lifting lockdown measures on the 3rd of July. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, considers the pandemic “under control”. Cuba has also stood out […]

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The European Union: The challenges facing the German presidency of the Council of the European Union

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Marine El Hajji Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, will be holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during a six-month period, from 1 July to 31 December 2020. This year, the rotating presidency will be shared between Portugal and Slovenia. The German presidency of the […]

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Protests in Chile: “The Pursuit of Dignity”

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Marie Peltomaki Antonia Zegers, an 18-year-old Chilean girl, speak out about her experiences. Despite being young, she has lived through a historic moment for her country: the biggest protests of the century. The entire population takes to the streets to demand better living conditions. What were the protests like? […]

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Japan: An economy in distress

Translated by Marie Peltomaki, proofread by Amel Attatfa On Wednesday 27 May, a Council of Ministers gathered with the intention to approve a plan to develop the national economy in Japan. In the search for resources, the Japanese stock market is attempting to rise up again after the shock caused by the health crisis. Faced […]

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Separatist rhetoric and health crisis: Spanish regional identities and their political rhetoric in the face of COVID-19

Translated by Lauren Valentine, proofread by Charlotte Borne The current health crisis has forced the Spanish government to face up to its own limits, but it has also highlighted the weaknesses in the nation’s political and administrative cohesion. Spain is a country with an extremely decentralised governance system, based on the strong political independence of […]

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