Catalonia’s referendum goes horribly wrong (Skynews Live Broadcasts)

  In late 2017, I conducted seven live broadcasts for Skynews, mostly concerning the Catalonia political crisis. It has taken me some time to upload these videos, so apologies, but alas my schedule has finally allowed for it. Click here to watch the broadcast from the day of the Catalonian referendum, October 1st, 2017.

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Macho men: Tough-guy leaders usher in controversy and questions across global politics (Bangkok Post)

                  A handful of unabashedly macho politicians have begun to redefine global politics through their partiality for blunt pragmatism over political correctness. From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines and Prayut Chan-o-cha in Thailand to Donald Trump in the United States and Vladimir Putin in Russia, the modus …

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FARC rebel rehab hopes to create lasting peace in Colombia (Newsweek)

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — It was 3 a.m. one night in November when Boris Forero decided to leave the remote jungle camp at El Naranjal, convinced that the pattering of tropical rain and cover of darkness would conceal his escape. His heart was racing, and he felt torn between missing his friends—the guerrillas he fought beside for …

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“A rose by another name” (Newsweek Japan)

If you ask Tin Mg Win, the landslide win seized by Myanmar opposition party the National League for Democracy (NLD) on November 8th’s general election is too early to celebrate. The 83-year-old former general manager at Yangon’s AC Martin, a US architecture firm, recalls the last time the NLD came out victorious at the ballot …

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History is how you read it: the Marcos Museum (Southeast Asia Globe)

    The ‘sacred’ story of the Philippines’ former strongman Ferdinand Marcos, as told through a bizarre museum in his home province, where he is still adored. Outside of the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum, beneath a soaring verdant canopy, skinny pushbike tricycle drivers listlessly chatter away the day. They are more consumed by their conversation …

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