Critics point to low income and food shortages, but when judging the Cuban leader it's important to look at the whole story.
The inquiry needed to put a sticking plaster on the problem, but instead used a 'bloody great cast'.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared.
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Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
Boots on the ground, schools on high alert and more hostility toward Muslims and migrants – this is daily life for Parisians.
Stilt houses to help cope with floods in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Climate change will certainly affect Bangladesh but claims of climate change refugees are premature.
As the housing affordability gap for the poorest widens, it takes its toll on mental health.
Research shows that when the government cuts housing benefit, it harms the mental health of those affected.
Checking-in after class in the city of Cebu, Philippines.
The developing world is waking up to the internet. We need to know how new generations of children use it.
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There are striking parallels between Eden's handling of Suez and Blair's march into the Iraq War.
New technologies that can help us to meet climate change targets are struggling to see the light of day. Incentives need to be fixed, and carbon pricing is at the heart of the matter.
Around 1.3 million households receive government rent assistance.
The effects of unaffordable housing cascade into other areas of life, in particular, affecting mental health.
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Amid talk of a 'new Cold War', dialogue between leaders is more important than ever.
It’s this big.
The new prime minister has made social justice her brand. But the evidence shows just how big a job her predecessors left for her.
Labour's leader has a renewed mandate to put his party at the vanguard of the left – but others have walked that road before.
Shifts in our communication infrastructures have reshaped the very possibilities of social order driven by markets and commercial exploitation.
Capitalism has become focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and processing – as if the social itself has become the new target of capitalism’s expansion.
Labour members stand up to be counted at the 2015 conference.
The Labour leadership contest is discussed as though people inside and outside the party were a different species.
The interventionist foreign policy of the Gulf states is increasingly at odds with their economic security.
Clouds are gathering.
The European Union has faced crises before but not this many at the same time.
The second half of the 20th century saw explosive economic growth and also a huge increase in universities – new research shows the two are related.
Potential medicine, or dangerous drug?
Complaints about the ban of kratom, often used by recovering opiate addicts, have been vociferous, but not always backed by facts.
Following the Brexit vote, a number of cities are queuing up to take London's place as Europe's financial centre.