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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StopCovid: An unreachable objective?

Translated by Meyriam Bouali, proofread by Charlotte Borne The government faces issues related to the tracing app mentioned by Emmanuel Macron, the French President, during his speech on 13 April, 2020. The Franco-German researchers who are responsible for developing the app, called « StopCovid », answered to some questions from thousands of Europeans on Saturday 18 April. […]

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Plastic China: the illusion of China’s prosperity

TRANSLATED BY GRACE DEATKER AND STEPHANIE BENZIES Consumer society has reached a dead end. Watching Chinese film director Wang Jiuliang’s images, the public uncovers a controversial issue: the plastic waste disposal industry in China. In his book Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter describes both a controversial and lucrative world where piles of waste become colossal fortunes, […]

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