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Sentencing former President Rafael Correa to eight years in jail is a desperate move by a repressive administration trapped in a crisis of its own making, writes Denis Rogatyuk.

In the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, the world is facing a doubling in the number of global poor. But governments focusing on huge rescue packages to save corporations, including those registered in tax havens, from taking too big a hit, writes Astrid Paulsson.

The Palestinian response to COVID-19 has been very successful but, as Mark Govier writes, they still need help.

Venezuela is confronting COVID-19 amid foreign sanctions, mercenary incursions and rising incidents of looting and riots. Green Left’s Federico Fuentes speaks to National Network of Commune Activists spokesperson Atenea Jiménez about the situation on the ground.

Already immersed in an overlapping health and economic crisis, Brazil is now also being engulfed by a political crisis. Sao Paulo University professor André Singer outlines some of the key dynamics underpinning the current situation in Brazil.

For those with economic or political power, the coronavirus pandemic is nothing more than a carnival of crisis and possibilities, writes Tamara Pearson.

Essential workers in the United States, who have been serving the general public during the COVID-19 shutdown, held a mass strike on May Day to demand hazard pay and better health and safety conditions, writes Barry Sheppard.

In Singapore, the novel coronavirus found the city-state's weak underbelly: some 300,000 lowly-paid migrant workers living in crowded dormitories, writes Peter Boyle.

The Venezuelan Armed Forces and the National Bolivarian Police repelled two attempted invasions by mercenaries on May 3 and 4, writes Kerry Smith.

The latest Stockholm International Peace Research Institute figures reveal a world in which arms spending is rising across most, if not all regions, writes Chris Nineham.

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