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  • Forget the Oscars: Why ‘Roma’ resonates with three Monitor families

    The movie “Roma,” vying for 10 Oscars on Sunday, including best picture, is an homage to domestic workers. The movie by Alfonso Cuarón is set in Colonia Roma, the Mexico City neighborhood where he was raised in the 1970s. In some ways Cleo bears little resemblance to Veronica, who has cared for three Monitor households and five Monitor children.

    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:36:00 -0500
  • In Venezuela, support for Maduro is about more than the man in charge

    “Venezuela is broken. The widespread hunger, sky-high inflation, rampant crime, and acute shortages that have hit the country hard over the past three years have started to poke holes in many Venezuelans’ once unbreakable faith in the government.

    Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:18:00 -0500
  • Parties over? Republicans, Democrats, and the Howard Schultz challenge

    The self-described centrist and possible candidate for president has made criticism of the Republican and Democratic Parties the central theme of his as-yet unofficial campaign. “Both parties today on the far left and the far right are more interested in partisan politics, revenge politics,” said Mr. Schultz in a CNN town hall broadcast on Feb. 12.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:36:38 -0500
  • When Putin goes, will Putinism persist? Russians debate.

    Since the collapse of the USSR, a state in which ideology regulated everything from foreign affairs to personal life, some Russians have searched hard for a new “Russian idea” to animate national existence and impart a sense of belonging and purpose.

    Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:47:32 -0500
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