Populism

Face to Face: French Voters Choose Centrist and Far-Right Candidates for Presidency

 04/24/2017 - 02:17
French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Emmanuel Macron (Center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) advanced to the runoff in France’s presidential elections on May 7. After the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the US vote for the political novice Donald Trump as president, the French presidential race is the latest election to shake up establishment politics by kicking out the figures that stood for the status quo. 

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French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

What to expect from Ecuador’s new president

 04/19/2017 - 03:51
Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

Ecuador"s National Electoral Council (CNE) kicked off the recount of more than 1.2 million of the votes cast during the presidential election last April 2 that pitted the ruling party"s Lenin Moreno against opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso to choose the successor to President Rafael Correa.

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Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

When Washington sneezes, all Europe catches a cold

 03/29/2017 - 12:30
Foto de archivo: EFE/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH
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The reversion of the famous nineteenth-century proverb is the accurate description of what seems to be happening in international politics: roles have not only been reversed, but are now traversing an ocean.

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Dutch Elections: "We Rejected Populism"

 03/16/2017 - 06:16

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has seen off a challenge from the anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders to claim a resounding victory in parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for resurgent nationalism before other key European polls.

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Leader of the Populist and anti-immigrant Durch party Geert Wilders acknowledged defeat and promised strong opposition in the Netherlands. EPA/ROBIN UTRECHT

Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism'

 01/26/2017 - 04:03
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The Head of the European Jewish Congress warned of his 'deep concern' about Anti-Semitism rising across West as result of 'populism and isolationism', reports The Independent.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:45am
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A ceremony in Israel in honor of the victims of the Holocaust, on Jan 25th. EFE/Abir Sultan

Soul Mates: Trump's Similitudes with North Korean Propaganda

 01/24/2017 - 05:20
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US president’s inauguration day proclamation uses language uttered by Kim Jong-un in speeches to military and in the secretive state’s propaganda, reports The Guardian.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 5:08am
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North Korean state media reported Sunday the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, but refrained from making any appraisal of the new White House tenant. EPA/KCNA

"In Times of Crisis, Don't Look for Saviors". The Pope's Views on Trump

 01/24/2017 - 04:31
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The same day Donald Trump was being sworn into office in Washington DC, Pope Francis granted EL PAÍS a long interview at the Vatican, during which he called for prudence in the face of widespread alarm over the new US president.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:03am
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Pope Francis in St Peter's square - Vatican, in 2014. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Cities in the Populist Era

 01/13/2017 - 03:36
Demonstrations against Guantanamo in Washington D.C yesterday. Cities like Seattle, Washington DC or Berlin are examples of cities that are doing more than just opposing anti-urban national policies and citizens become engaged volunteers to help improve quality of life. EFE/Michael Reynolds
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CityLab magazine explore 5 kinds of cities we'll see in the Populist Era. Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?

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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 3:04am
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Demonstrations against Guantanamo in Washington D.C yesterday. Cities like Seattle, Washington DC or Berlin are examples of cities that are doing more than just opposing anti-urban national policies and citizens become engaged volunteers to help improve quality of life. EFE/Michael Reynolds

Latin America against the 2017 Hurricane

 01/03/2017 - 04:22
Voters across Latin America  – like those in Colombia who turned against a peace deal, those in the UK who opted for Brexit, and those in the US who cast ballots for Trump – were evidently jaded and ready for change, however uncertain, reports The Guardian. Photo: EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO
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The past 12 to 14 months have been a disaster for the Latin American left. The Guardian reports on how after dominating the region for the previous decade, the socialist left has receded and with it has gone much of the progressive idealism that led to poverty reduction, improved access to healthcare and education, and greater rights for indigenous groups.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 4:02am
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Voters across Latin America  – like those in Colombia who turned against a peace deal, those in the UK who opted for Brexit, and those in the US who cast ballots for Trump – were evidently jaded and ready for change, however uncertain, reports The Guardian. Photo: EFE/RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO

Group Therapy: How to Explain the Election

 12/27/2016 - 02:59
Can Psychology explain the Trump phenomenon?  Photo: EFE/DAN ANDERSON/Archive
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The New Yorker run an article on Christmas Day about the psychological trends that helped Trump's victory. Research on psychological concepts like “cultural tightness” and “optimism bias” offers insight into the rise of Donald Trump.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 2:43am
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Can Psychology explain the Trump phenomenon?  Photo: EFE/DAN ANDERSON/Archive

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