How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?
US border guards with a group of detained migrants
In Depth

How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?

President angers Republicans by ditching Trump-era migrant cap
5 May 2021
Colombia erupts into violence amid pandemic tax rise protests
Protesters clash with riot police in Bogota
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Colombia erupts into violence amid pandemic tax rise protests

Police crackdown on demonstrations against poverty, unemployment and rising inequality leave 19 dead
4 May 2021
Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge
A Chilean woman shows her vaccination card
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge

Lockdown measures reimposed as coronavirus cases hit record high despite world-leading inoculation campaign
6 Apr 2021
Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
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Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass

Brazilian president is battling for political survival amid surging Covid death toll
1 Apr 2021
Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse
A man repairs his car in Havana, Cuba
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Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse

The communist nation aims to be ‘pharmacist’ to other US enemies after developing multiple Covid jabs
30 Mar 2021
Brazil’s Covid ‘atom bomb’ could go worldwide, experts warn
The intensive care unit at Gilberto Novaes Hospital in Manaus, Brazil
Getting to grips with . . .

Brazil’s Covid ‘atom bomb’ could go worldwide, experts warn

South American giant on verge of becoming a ‘breeding ground’ for new variants
10 Mar 2021
Why is Brazil’s Lula still so popular?
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
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Why is Brazil’s Lula still so popular?

Annulment of corruption conviction stokes suggestion of a presidential run next year
9 Mar 2021

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2020 Quiz of the Year
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2020 Quiz of the Year

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26 Dec 2020
How Peru ended up with three different presidents in a week
Demonstrators confront riot police during a protest against interim President Manuel Merino
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How Peru ended up with three different presidents in a week

Impeachment of popular reformer triggered public protests over his successor
8 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Maradona was an ‘achingly human superstar’
Diego Maradona celebrates after scoring a goal for Argentina.
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Instant Opinion: Maradona was an ‘achingly human superstar’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 26 November
26 Nov 2020
Culled ‘zombie minks’ rise from graves in Denmark
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Culled ‘zombie minks’ rise from graves in Denmark

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Nov 2020
Phrasebook helped English converse with Welsh ‘peasants’
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Phrasebook helped English converse with Welsh ‘peasants’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Nov 2020
Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis
Mexican soldiers destroy a marijuana plantation near La Rumorosa town in Tecate.
In Brief

Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis

Plan aimed at putting a dent in black market - but some fear that violence may increase
20 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘how to save the United Kingdom’
Pro-independence supporters march through Glasgow.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘how to save the United Kingdom’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 19 November
19 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
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Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?
Donald Trump attends the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
In Depth

Who are the winners and losers in a post-Trump world?

Britain looks set to remain high on list of Washington’s allies - but some will be cursing Biden’s election victory
11 Nov 2020
US election: what were the biggest issues for voters?
Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the two presidential candidates.
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US election: what were the biggest issues for voters?

Exit polls suggest economy and racial inequality influenced voting decisions more than pandemic response
5 Nov 2020
Coronavirus: how Arctic Canada kept Covid-19 at bay
The town of Iqaluit in Nunavit, northern Canada
In Brief

Coronavirus: how Arctic Canada kept Covid-19 at bay

The province of Nunavuk has recorded no community transmission of coronavirus
27 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’
Police make their way through crowds of revellers during the pandemic in Soho, London
In Depth

Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 19 October
19 Oct 2020
Barbados plan to drop Queen ‘driven by China’, MP claims
The Queen greets Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at Buckingham Palace
In Brief

Barbados plan to drop Queen ‘driven by China’, MP claims

Tom Tugendhat says the Caribbean island risks swapping a ‘symbolic’ leader for a ‘real emperor in Beijing’
23 Sep 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Sporting genes, Colombia and orcas
South African athlete Caster Semenya
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The Week Unwrapped: Sporting genes, Colombia and orcas

What does Caster Semenya’s latest defeat say about gender? Is Colombia slipping into conflict? And are killer whales turning against us?
18 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September
Venus
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Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September

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18 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’
Johnson
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Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 17 September
17 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’
Xi Jinping
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Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 September
15 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September
Boris Johnson
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Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September
Rishi Sunak
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Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September

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4 Sep 2020
How an Amazonian city may have hit herd immunity
A coronavirus mass grave in Manaus, Brazil, earlier this year
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How an Amazonian city may have hit herd immunity

The authorities in Manaus made little attempt to halt spread of Covid-19 - yet the virus seems to have run out of steam there
26 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August
Gavin Williamson
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Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August

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21 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August
Cheese
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Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’
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Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 13 August
13 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’
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Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 11 August
11 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
Lebanon
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Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus
Brazil coronavirus
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All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

Fears rising amid string of European outbreaks and rising cases in the Americas
30 Jul 2020
How Uruguay bucked South American trends to beat coronavirus
Uruguay coronavirus
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How Uruguay bucked South American trends to beat coronavirus

The small nation’s decisive response stands in stark contrast to those of neighbouring countries
29 Jul 2020