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Argentina politics: Fernßndez & FernßndezMay 25, 2019
...Bello: Fernandez & Fernandez A populist ex-president says she wants to be vice-president HÉCTOR CÁMPORA, a dentist and second-rank politician, won an election in Argentina in #### with the slogan "Campora to the presidency...
Americas industry: Law and ordnanceMay 25, 2019
...Guns in Latin America: Law and ordnance Latin America is awash with guns, many from the United States LIKE A CRIMINAL and his fingerprints, every gun leaves its mark on the ammunition it uses. Such traces are what Sergio Sandoval...
Indonesia politics: Polite and powerfulMay 25, 2019
...The Javanese: Polite and powerful How the mores of Indonesia's biggest ethnic group shape its politics NO ONE BEATS about the bush quite like the Javanese, an ethnic group from Indonesia's most populous island. Chronicling their mores in...
Japan politics: Cometh the hour, cometh the man's sonMay 25, 2019
...Japanese politics: Cometh the hour, cometh the man's son A political dynast is favoured to be the next prime minister GLANCE AT THE members of the Diet and this much is clear: Japanese politics is a business for old...
Singapore economy: Baby strikeMay 25, 2019
...Social engineering in Singapore: Baby strike The government struggles to promote procreation "REAL LOVE works", a sign outside the entrance to Singapore's marriage registry assures visitors. Inside, however, shelves of pamphlets imply that love needs a little help. One...
UK politics: Double or nothingMay 25, 2019
...Bagehot: Double or nothing Choosing Boris Johnson as Conservative leader--and prime minister--would be a dangerous gamble THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY has a long history of making big bets on mavericks whenever it thinks its back is against the wall...
Brazil economy: Giving up the ghostsMay 25, 2019
...Commemorating slavery: Giving up the ghosts For some in Brazil, remembering slavery is vital; others are wary of a painful past IN #### Giovanni Harvey began to buy property in the port district of Rio de Janeiro. The area was...
UK/Asia industry: Subcontinental slipMay 25, 2019
...Sport and race: Subcontinental slip Asians are Britain's biggest cricket fans. Why do so few go professional? THE BOYS are a little rusty, their limbs stiff from the fallow winter period. Still, the sun is shining on the lush...
UK finance: Name droppingMay 25, 2019
...The Lloyd's insurance market: Name dropping Britain's poshest investors are being hit by hurricane losses VISITORS TO Lloyd's of London are shown its Lutine bell, salvaged in #### from a French frigate of that name, as well...
UK industry: Steel v spaghettiMay 25, 2019
...Failing companies: Steel v spaghetti Two big firms go bust. Why are there calls to bail out one but not the other? BRITAIN'S ONCE-MASSIVE steel industry has ousted away. In #### the country was the world's fourth...
China industry: Full of beansMay 25, 2019
...Coffee-drinking: Full of beans In a nation of tea-drinkers, coffee is taking over ON A SPRING morning in Chengdu, the capital of the south-western province of Sichuan, Zhang Xiaoyu stands in her classroom, teaching the art of...
Germany politics: Fade to blackMay 25, 2019
...German politics: Fade to black A seven-decade Social Democrat stronghold may be about to fall BEAMING FROM ear to ear, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer saunters into the airy surrounds of the Klimahaus museum in Bremerhaven, a port city in north...
Europe politics: The hugs don't workMay 25, 2019
...Charlemagne: The hugs don't work Cosying up to populists rarely ends well for political moderates ON A FREEZING morning in Vienna in December ####, Charlemagne heard a tempting case for what might be called "the hug strategy". He was...
World economy: Index unlinkedMay 25, 2019
...Buttonwood: Index unlinked Why economies and stockmarkets do not always match up EVERYBODY KNOWS Monty Python's "cheese shop" sketch--everybody who is over ## and a comedy nerd, that is. The shopkeeper, played by Michael Palin, asks a customer...
China/Japan economy: The plaza discordMay 25, 2019
...Free exchange: The plaza discord As the trade war heats up, China looks to Japan's past for lessons HISTORY IS NEVER far from China's mind in its trade dispute with America. A few months ago, when negotiations looked...
Germany finance: Black booksMay 25, 2019
...Public debt in Germany: Black books Politicians and economists clash over whether to borrow in order to invest OUTSIDE THE headquarters of the German Taxpayers' Federation in Berlin, a display tracks the public debt in real time. Now displaying a...
China economy: Not-so-cold comfortMay 25, 2019
...Climate change: Not-so-cold comfort China is surprisingly carbon-efficient --but still the world's biggest emitter WITH ITS four-tiered smog warnings and lethal dumps of toxic waste, China has become Exhibit A for the environmental costs of...
India politics: Hindu juggernautMay 25, 2019
...India's election: Hindu juggernaut Narendra Modi should make better use of his latest electoral triumph FOR THE second time in a row, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi has swept an Indian election. As The Economist went...
Syria politics: Who will rule the north?May 25, 2019
...The rise of Rojava: Who will rule the north? The Kurds are tightening their grip on northern Syria. But enemies lurk nearby THE KURDS have their own name for northern Syria: Rojava, which means where the sun sets. For decades...
Congo (Democratic Republic) politics: Who's the boss?May 25, 2019
...Politics in Congo: Who's the boss? Felix Tshisekedi, the new president, is trying to govern a country still in the grip of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila VENDORS SELLING mobile-phone airtime and money-changers swinging bags of Congolese francs...