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Venezuela’s dwindling democracy?

Nicolas Maduro’s party stormed to victory at local elections this weekend. Then he immediately set his sights on next year's presidential race, by announcing a ban on the opposition. The socialist leader said any party that boycotted the latest vote would disappear from the political map. That means three of his four biggest opponents could be out of contention. It's just the latest chapter in Venezuela's political saga, where Maduro has overseen an economy in freefall, violent protests and a shortage of food and medicine. For his critics, this latest move is evidence he's a dictator. Yet his supporters continue to hold him up as a hero. So which is it?

Venezuela’s dwindling democracy?, Geneva’s burkini ban and Shell: Complicit in murder?

Venezuela’s dwindling democracy?, Geneva’s burkini ban and Shell: Complicit in murder?

Russia’s outlawed opposition?

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Cambodia crackdown

Cambodia crackdown

ANC’s new era, Austria’s contentious coalition and Trump’s Russia ‘collusion’?

ANC’s new era, Austria’s contentious coalition and Trump’s Russia ‘collusion’?

Will the UK government's response to the civil servants strike work?

Will the UK government's response to the civil servants strike work?

Can we reverse global heating?

Can we reverse global heating?

Can the US House of Representatives function under these conditions?

Can the US House of Representatives function under these conditions?

Is polarising politics contributing to the unrest in South America?

Is polarising politics contributing to the unrest in South America?

What's behind Russia's 36-hour ceasefire in Ukraine for Russian Orthodox Christmas?

What's behind Russia's 36-hour ceasefire in Ukraine for Russian Orthodox Christmas?

Is India responsible for the children's deaths in The Gambia and Uzbekistan?

Is India responsible for the children's deaths in The Gambia and Uzbekistan?

What does Israel's shift to the ultra-right mean for the region?

What does Israel's shift to the ultra-right mean for the region?

Is China hiding its COVID-19 numbers?

Is China hiding its COVID-19 numbers?

Should Bangladesh's PM Sheikh Hasina resign as thousands protest against the government?

Should Bangladesh's PM Sheikh Hasina resign as thousands protest against the government?

Is Peru sinking deeper into a political crisis?

Is Peru sinking deeper into a political crisis?

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Managing Malaria | New Drug Brings Hope

Does Twitter allow free speech to everyone?

Does Twitter allow free speech to everyone?

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