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Why Bolivian Indigenous Movements Draw Their Power from Oral History

Benjamin Dangl’s The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia is a vitally important book. Not only scholars and activists interested in the Bolivian struggles, but a wide range of oral historians, ethnographers and others will find the author’s pursuit of multiple hidden histories useful in their own work.

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Mexico’s Disastrous Drug War and the Plan to End It

Since the federal government militarized its counter-narcotics efforts in 2006, more than 200,000 people have been killed on the ever-shifting front lines of Mexico’s drug war. Now the country’s left-leaning President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is proposing a historic overhaul of Mexico’s drug laws, including rolling back decades of prohibition.

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Medicare for All Would Save Money — and Lives

The U.S. has the most expensive health care system among the 36 mostly high-income countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But for all that money, we rank just 28th in life expectancy and 31st in infant mortality. Nothing about this system is healthy or caring. But it doesn’t have to be this way.