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Rethinking forced migration: gang violence in Latin America

Image: bus burned by gang members in El Salvador. ES James/Shutterstock.com The level of violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in recent years has been second only to Syria – but unlike Syria, they are not countries at war. Criminal violence in the ‘northern triangle’, as this Central American region is called, is having […]

Beirut Madinati – civil movement from protest to politics

On 8 May elections for the Beirut Municipality took place in Lebanon. Dr Claire Launchbury, a specialist in French and cultural studies, whose research concentrates on Beirut, explains that while it might not seem a grand affair in terms of power stakes, it was an incredibly symbolic vote as there has been no democratic scrutiny […]