The Politics of Inequality and Paraguay’s Presidential Term Limit Crisis

The Politics of Inequality and Paraguay’s Presidential Term Limit Crisis
Agricultural workers arrive to participate in an annual march organized by the National Farmers’ Federation, Asuncion, Paraguay, March 17, 2016 (AP photo by Jorge Saenz).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and associate editor, Robbie Corey-Boulet, discuss the implications for Africa and elsewhere of the Trump administration’s emphasis on security ties over development aid. For the Report, Laurence Blair talks with Peter Dörrie about the politics of inequality at the heart of Paraguay’s recently averted presidential term limit crisis.

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