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Russia without Putin

Tony Wood: Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the Cold War

RUSSIA: One day Putin will leave the Kremlin – but that will not change anything, writes Tony Wood in his book on power and continuity in today's Russia, where he attacks several well-known myths.

The world is out of step

ESSAY: The world has gone completely off its hinges and has done so for a long time.

War and sensuality in the youth guerrilla

Alejandro Landes: Jumpsuits

YOUTH IN WAR: Despite his many references to, among other things, The Lord of the Flies and the Apocalypse now! Latin American Monos is in many ways a unique film.

While we wait for Belo Monte

: RIO DE JANEIRO: Large areas of pristine forest in indigenous territories will be submerged, forcing 20 people to leave their homes. The controversial Belo Monte hydropower project is also under corruption investigation – but the fight against the power plant is still considered lost.

From diplomatic dwarf to humanitarian superpower?

: BRAZIL: Many fear that lack of international orientering with President Dilma Rousseff will lead to Brazil losing the status the country has gained in recent years.

A new type of superhero – more fun

: The Brazilian people are upset and agitated as an epoch-making corruption scandal plows new ground.

Firearm's many stories

: After being shot at on several occasions, Iain Overton decided to write a book about firearms. Now he is current in Norway with A Bloody Journey through an Armed World.

No one wants to talk about that

: In Brazil, it is forbidden by law to terminate a pregnancy, but still one million Brazilian women risk both life and health in illegal abortion clinics every single year.

propaganda War

: The United States intensifies sanctions against Venezuela and calls the country "a security threat". A failed strategy, according to Latin American researchers.