Photo: Angélica Rivera de Peña under a CC Licence

Worldbeaters: Enrique Peña Nieto

The Mexican president may look like butter wouldn't melt... but looks can be deceiving.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Top left: A view of the capital, Pyongyang, showing schoolchildren practising for the National Day parade in Kim Il-Sung Square, with the Juche Tower and a large new LCD screen in the distance.  Top right: A woman from a rural workgroup just north of Pyongyang. Bottom right: Performing for foreign visitors in a rural kindergarten. Bottom left: A typical propaganda image – most North Koreans retain the sense that their leaders are admired abroad as well as at home.Photos by Christian Petersen-Clausen.

Country profile: North Korea

Aidan Foster-Carter looks beyond the clichés of the secretive state.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
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Introducing... Justin Trudeau

Richard Swift on Canada's new prime minister.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Cause for hope? The end to Colombia’s 50-year civil war may hasten an end to forced disappearances like those denounced above by a woman in Medellín in September.Photo: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Is the FARC peace deal something to celebrate?

Jonathan Glennie considers the implications of a historical handshake.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Clockwise from top left: Gang leader Carlos Tiberio Valladares mirrored in his prison cell in Ciudad Barrios. At the time photographed, while the truce (see opposite) was still in operation, this prison was not only reserved for members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang but was even run by them without guards. As the photo top right shows, 70 inmates live in cells designed for 20, with beds hanging from the ceiling due to the lack of floor space.  The photo bottom left shows police in the capital, San Salvador, searching members of the rival Barrio 18 gang. Bottom right: Valeria Michel Hercules is supported by friends on the way to the funeral of her stillborn child in the Las Victorias district of San Salvador.Photos by Adam Hinton/Panos Pictures

Country profile: El Salvador

Louisa Reynolds on a country of great inequality still struggling with a legacy of civil war.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.RevolutionBahrainMC/Wikipedia Commons

Introducing... Jeremy Corbyn

The low-down on Labour's new leader. By Richard Swift.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

What's on the table at Paris?

Which proposals should we praise, and which should we protest?

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
China in their hands: hundreds in Yunnan province protest against a refinery.Photo: AP / Press Association Images

China's climate transition

Is the world's most populous country a climate villain or an environmental leader? Sam Geall investigates.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Hitting home: Philippines negotiator Yeb Saño challenges governments after a typhoon wrecked his hometown.Photo: Kacper Pempel / Reuters

Views from inside the climate talks

Activist experiences of previous UN climate talks.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
You Shell not pass: First Nations activist and singer Audrey Siegl confronts the oil giant’s drilling rig on its way to the Arctic.Photo: Emily Hunter / Greenpeace

Forget Paris?

While politicians drag their feet at climate summits, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers find hope in unexpected places.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
TPP stumbles

TPP stumbles

Trade talks stall amid ongoing protests.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Hungary's razor-wire welcome

Hungary's razor-wire welcome

The state argues it cannot cope with more migrants, but solidarity volunteers disagree, writes Lydia James.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Maxwell Dlamini: 'I refuse to abdicate my responsibility.'Peter Kenworthy

Defying the king in Swaziland

A pro-democracy campaigner refuses to allow the state to break him, reports Peter Kenworthy.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Introducing... Pierre Nkurunziza

Introducing... Pierre Nkurunziza

Richard Swift on the things you need to know about the president of Burundi.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
The votes of Burma’s minorities could be decisive in November’s elections – if they are counted. This man is from the Rakhine ethnic group, which makes up about 3.5 per cent of the population.Photo: C.E.J. Simons

Minorities report

Burma’s elections this November will be closely contested - but will the country’s ethnic minorities finally be heard? Tina Burrett reports.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Worldbeater: Juan Orlando Hernández

Behind his fig leaf of respectability, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández hides some dirty secrets.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Crying out for change: a protester at an anti-corruption demonstration in Guatemala City. Photo: Esteban Biba/Alamy

Guatemala: Fed up with corruption

General elections in Guatemala usually follow a predictable pattern of propaganda, violence and despair, writes Anna Bevan.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Japan's drift away from pacifism

Japan's drift away from pacifism

Increased defence spending is just one sign that the country is pulling away from its pacifist moorings, writes Tina Burrett.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Divestment glory in Norway

Divestment glory in Norway

Good news from Scandinavia, but the fossil-free fight continues, says Hazel Healy.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

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10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
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