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A woman cooks beside her tent at a temporary shelter in Palu, Indonesia, on Oct. 9. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Indonesia’s Disaster Politics

The latest earthquake and tsunami could be a major setback for the country’s democracy.

Haitian sugar cane workers rally in front of the Haitian embassy demanding the Haitian passports needed to regularize their migration status in the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo on June 1, 2015.  AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic’s Shameful Deportation Legacy

The Dominican Republic is desperately trying to win back the world's respect after its expulsion of Haitians. History, however, stands in its way.

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Who Controls Nepal’s Helicopters?

The country has just a handful of private helicopters, which are crucial to earthquake rescue operations. But are foreign trekkers the only ones who’ve benefitted?

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An Earthquake Exposes Nepal’s Political Rot

The disaster could spur urgently needed democratization. But don't hold your breath.

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