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Groundhog years in Argentina

Argentina was once one of the richest countries in the world, but an embrace of ever-growing government made it poor

Illustration by Diego Patiño

Invisible hands

Anyone can be an author nowadays, but knowing who wrote the book may be a different story

Photo illustration by Patrick White

An evil traffic

In the Netherlands, legal prostitution hasn’t turned out the way advocates predicted, and some are fighting to end it

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The gospel according to Pete

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks often of his religion—but he tailors it to fit his politics, and it focuses on works over faith

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Fault lines and fissures

A series of earthquakes—both real and symbolic—shook the ground and exposed divides during the first weeks of 2020