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Novelist Almudena Grandes Told the Truth About the Spanish Dictatorship

Sebastiaan Faber Jacobin
Spanish author Almudena Grandes, who died last week, was famed for her novels portraying ordinary Spaniards’ experience of civil war and dictatorship. She insisted that unearthing historical memory was fundamental to building a democratic Spain.

Brazil's Pioneering Solution to Vaccine Shortages

Joseph E. Stiglitz , Achal Prabhala , Felipe Carvalho Project Syndicate
A proposal for the WTO to waive intellectual-property rights on pandemic-related pharmaceuticals is still languishing due rich countries companies reaping monopoly profits. A public-health bill in Brazil points to a promising bottom-up solution.