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Shadow of Bolivia looms over Spanish coalition

Shadow of Bolivia looms over Spanish coalition

It has been an action-packed few weeks for both Spain and Bolivia.

The Amazon is on fire. What can the world do?

The Amazon is on fire. What can the world do?

The G7's aid offering was never going to work in Brazil ⁠— a place where national pride and claims about lost sovereignty are political dynamite.

How bad reporting on environmental crises is setting us up for bad politics

How bad reporting on environmental crises is setting us up for bad politics

The 'incorrect apocalypticism' of reporting on environmental crises — such as that seen in the Amazon — is a mirror of denialism. It's designed to get clicks and feeds anti-democratic politics.

Brazil's fascist president fails to deliver on far-right reforms

Brazil's fascist president fails to deliver on far-right reforms

After six months of government, Jair Bolsonaro has little to nothing positive to show.

Venezuela may bend to the right, but not as easily as the US hopes

Venezuela may bend to the right, but not as easily as the US hopes

The right-led coup in Venezuela is going to plan so far but, if it's successful, ordinary Venezuelans will not be the beneficiaries.

Venezuelan coup draws battlelines around the world

Venezuelan coup draws battlelines around the world

Previously, this coup would have been nothing more than the straightforward exercise of power in the US backyard. But we live in interesting times...

This global wave of fascism was decades in the making

This global wave of fascism was decades in the making

The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has marked a new stage in recent years' rock-slide towards fascism.

Nine maps that help explain why a ‘neo-fascist’ could become president of Brazil

Nine maps that help explain why a ‘neo-fascist’ could become president of Brazil

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro remains a firm favourite for victory in the second round of voting in the Brazilian presidential elections. How did this happen?

Lula da Silva's fate is the end product of choosing reform over revolt

Lula da Silva's fate is the end product of choosing reform over revolt

The co-ordinated right wing attacks against Brazil's Lula is a canary in the coal mine for the rest of the developing world.

Business bites: Aussie dollar highs ... corruption inquiry bites ... guns superfly ...

Business bites: Aussie dollar highs ... corruption inquiry bites ... guns superfly ...

Smith & Wesson is having a banner year, showing that there is lots of money to be made in fear. Plus other business tidbits of the day.