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For those of you who watch the presidential debates, you may remember this exchange a few months back between Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.    

Sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist, said, “I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden, and Norway and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.”

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The need to develop a test for the Zika virus is urgent.

The World Health Organization has declared the mosquito-borne disease that’s spreading throughout Latin America and the Caribbean a global health emergency. Pregnant women in Brazil and elsewhere are increasingly worried about the possible link between the Zika virus and birth defects including the severe condition known as microcephaly. The virus may also cause temporary but potentially fatal paralysis as well as other less acute health problems.

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The Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary play a key role in every presidential election cycle. Yet these states are remarkable for their comparative lack of diversity.

“The Latino population, for example,” explains Mark Hugo Lopez, Hispanic research director at the Pew Research Center, “in the case of Iowa, about five percent of that state’s population is Hispanic, and in the case of New Hampshire, it’s about three percent. So these are states that have relatively small Hispanic populations. Nationally, Hispanics make up about 18 percent of the population.”

Theodor Koch-Grünberg

"I met Ciro Guerra when he joined a theater group I was directing at the National University of Colombia — years ago. He was very young," explains anthropologist Ignacio Prieto. "From the day he began, Ciro was interested in directing."

Today, Guerra is the director of Colombia's first-ever Oscar nominated film — Embrace of the Serpent — and he has Prieto to thank.

Nuclear deal done. Embargo lifting. What about tea?

21 hours ago
Marco Werman

EDITOR'S NOTE: PRI The World's Marco Werman and Matthew Bell are in Iran for a series of stories. Here is one dispatch.

I awoke on this Tuesday, and that quadrennial exercise in politics, the New Hampshire primary, was, for the first time in ages, not on my mind.