Is Mexico beating a retreat from democracy?
2013 was meant to be Mexico’s year to prove it could get back in the game, and become a more dominant economic power. President Enrique Peña Nieto attracted the world media spotlight after taking office, pushing his party’s (PRI) modern face and pursuing a series of aggressive reforms. Caught in […]
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The 2013 Pakistan General Elections: Democracy wins the day
Right after the 2013 general elections ended in Pakistan, people took to the streets and social media with slogans like: “Where are our free and fair elections?”, “We want new elections in Karachi”, and the most popular one, “They told me to go home because my vote was cast already!”. […]
Nigeria: Hobbling the Entrepreneuerial Spirit
In today’s economy, it is vital that young people learn to fish for themselves rather than wait to be handed fish by their guardians or society. Yet it is even better to be able to fish and sell for a profit on the open market. Why? Because young people can […]
In Travel We Trust: A Way of Life for Many Russians
‘Where are you from?’ is the first question everyone asks you. It’s a question I can’t stand. Explaining my origins and identity takes a long time. Why? Well, I was born in Vladivostok, a small city in the far east of Russia. I’ve lived in Tel Aviv, Budapest, Cairo […]
The Unjust Limbo of Afghan Migrants in Pakistan
It isn’t unusual to hear of people migrating out of Pakistan; even people who know little of Pakistan – except that it exists, and they should be afraid of it – know a Pakistani migrant or two. However, what few people know – correction, what almost no one knows – is that Pakistan is also home to a thriving population of immigrants itself. Yes we can play that game too; it’s not just you who can do it mister developed world.