Stories about Politics from November, 2016
"Found an ATM with cash and absolutely no crowd. The ATM has only 2000 notes hence no one wants"
Trinidad and Tobago's longstanding commitments to universal education are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of society's marginalised.
Three runaway ex-governors accused of defrauding the treasury, money laundering, organized crime among other charges are the latest cases of high political corruption in Mexico.
Political parody is a perilous thing in Russia, where the last unbridled satire to grace the small screen came and went more than a decade ago.
Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.
In the run up to the elections, there have been anti-government political protests, mostly in the Greater Banjul Area.
“We returned from a refugee camp. We didn’t come back bringing heaps of money. How are we supposed to pay 3 million kyats [US$2,200]?”
"Being delivered into this world by someone brain-defected, the deputy to the Kabul clerical council must himself be without a brain."
"We won't forget how Fidel Castro supported the fight against apartheid when the 'civilized' world didn't. Castro, with his faults, was a leader."
"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."
"To all the other Caribbean government heads, please take a page from his book. One of the good pages."
Fidel is a figure of legend, arguably as much for those who revere him as for those who reject his legitimacy as a leader.
"This discourse does not lead to dialogue, and it has not had a mobilising effect on citizens' behaviour."
"Atambayev, father of the nation? No, he's some kind of surrogate."
Yet Another Report on Extrajudicial Killings Backs Up Jamaican Human Rights Defenders’ Calls for Police Reform
Amnesty International's new report explores the abuse of power by Jamaican police and the fraught, protracted path to justice for victims' families.
The Kurdish struggle remains one of the most compelling storylines of the Middle East. The Kurds of Iran are active, but often ignored by the international community.
"According to Google Maps, my father has his free movement restricted to 990 metres, 10 metres less than a kilometre."
"Is this the type of country that we Malaysians want to live in, where corruption runs amok, elections are rigged and innocents are placed behind bars?"
Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera is one of the longest serving political prisoners in the world. In this episode, we discuss the movement to get President Obama to pardon him.
Jeremy Barrios' killing puts another name in the list of human environmentalists to be silenced in the region and raises concern about the State's incapability to protect its own citizens.