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What Informal Economy – Drugs?

Anti-government protestors, Nicaragua. Associated Press.   Nicaragua is the poorest Central American country on the brink of a bloody brutal civil war.  More than 200 people have been killed by police and pro-government para-militaries.  Anti-government protestors have home-made weapons that fire rocks.  They can’t combat an organised, armed state force. The death toll rises while […]

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Stand a Noble

Collapsed parliament after Cyclone Gita. Photograph: Matangi Tonga.   Tonga’s 9 nobles’ representatives to Legislative Assembly must take back our country.  ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s Democratic Party disorder has dragged us down to rock bottom.  There’s no two ways about it: stand a noble for Prime Minister at the second parliamentary ballot.  As for Tongan voters registered […]

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44 Gallon Drum

A 44 gallon drum at Tuingapapai Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Mangere. Photograph: Teena Brown.   In theory, Tonga’s Legislative Assembly of 26 representatives elected from the people and the nobles sat on the week of Monday 5 March to discuss Cyclone Gita’s recovery plan.  In reality, the useful detail that emerged was the […]

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