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In the aftermath of last week’s deadly explosions in Beirut, protesters are demanding a complete overhaul of the country’s political system.
If the United States lets France take the lead, the Lebanese people will get more political paralysis, cosmetic reforms, and Hezbollah control of state institutions.
Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.
As the pandemic continues to stress the country’s collapsing health system, Venezuela’s president has bolstered his political ground.
Adrienne Mayor is a historian of ancient science at Stanford University and the author of Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology.