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Human Rights Watch Director to be Deported From Israel

November 19, 2019

Omar Shakir published reports of human rights abuses not only in Israel, but also by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Despite this, Israel is increasingly afraid of any criticism and is stepping up repressive measures.

Turkey’s Erdogan: Islamophobia’s Willing Accomplice

November 19, 2019

Shortly after meeting with Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orban, Turkey’s President Erdogan met with President Trump. Erdogan is spinning the war in Syria as promoting the interests of the far right in order to gather support for his policies from Islamophobic politicians.

Laura Flanders Show: The Rise of Authoritarianism in Brazil

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November 19, 2019

A Conversation with Petra Costa the Director of the documentary “The Edge of Democracy.” It is the last film in a trilogy by Brazilian actor and filmmaker Petra Costa. Each film explores the personal and political dimensions of her life, her family, and her country. The Edge of Democracy, however, is by far the most…

How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia

November 19, 2019

When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot.

Chile’s Government Agreed to a Constitutional Assembly. Will it Stop the Protests?

November 15, 2019

Even though Chile’s President Piñera agreed to hold a referendum on rewriting the constitution, many parties and protesters rejected the agreement because it was passed behind their backs.

Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government

November 15, 2019

Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power?

Spain’s Far Right Wins Big, But Left Coalition Still Possible

November 14, 2019

Spain held its second parliamentary election this year last Sunday, and the anti-immigrant and nationalist Vox party doubled its representation. But the vote might not resolve Spain’s political impasse.

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Forced to Resign in Coup d’État

November 12, 2019

Even though Morales agreed to the OAS’s push for new elections, the country’s opposition and military forced him out.

Chilean Student Leader: Change Long Overdue

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November 12, 2019

Chile has been rocked by three weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding constitutional reform and greater equality. DW met up with one student leader for whom the last few weeks have been unusually hectic.

Iran Nuclear Agreement Continues to Collapse as Confrontation Intensifies

November 12, 2019

The collapse of the JCPOA, due to US withdrawal from the agreement, and protests in Iraq and in Lebanon are depriving Iran of its influence in the region and are pushing the government towards greater confrontation.