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The politician and lawyer of Mexican descent, Julian Castro. Photo: Gage Skidmore.

The former mayor of San Antonio and secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the government of President Obama has declared that he has "every interest in running" for the presidency in 2020.

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. 


Changing politics

 10/28/2015 - 15:38

In politics, 2015 may well come to be known as the year of the outsider. We too often think of ourselves as the “only” Americans worth noting, but a look at recent political contests in rest of the Americas where outsiders unexpectedly won the day (or at least disrupted the usual political narrative) might prove instructive.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias