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An uncertain future for a Salvadoran returnee

Elizabeth Hawkins

The challenges after deportation from the United States.

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With the coronavirus outbreak, a return to a Europe of bordersWith the coronavirus outbreak, a return to a Europe of borders

With the coronavirus outbreak, a return to a Europe of borders

Emily Schultheis
Far-right dreams of closing countries off have temporarily come true as the idea of European solidarity faces new challenges.

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An oil price war in the time of coronavirusAn oil price war in the time of coronavirus

An oil price war in the time of coronavirus

David Kenner
A dispute between Moscow and Riyadh is dealing the US economy a blow and highlighting Saudi Arabia’s financial challenges.

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Exit interview with China fellow Matthew ChitwoodExit interview with China fellow Matthew Chitwood

Exit interview with China fellow Matthew Chitwood

Matthew Chitwood
What he learned about rural development, electrofishing and himself.

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Can Mexico become a new destination for migrants?Can Mexico become a new destination for migrants?

Can Mexico become a new destination for migrants?

Elizabeth Hawkins
Salvadorans face challenges despite the country’s rich immigration history.

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In the shadow of Auschwitz, a town seeks to tell its own storyIn the shadow of Auschwitz, a town seeks to tell its own story

In the shadow of Auschwitz, a town seeks to tell its own story

Emily Schultheis
The politics of memory are visceral and emotional in Poland, but some in Oswiecim are embracing and highlighting the complexity of their local history.

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Down and out in RiyadhDown and out in Riyadh

Down and out in Riyadh

David Kenner
Millions of foreign workers flock to Saudi Arabia for work but some earn barely enough to get by.

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