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A pandemic in Bolsonaro’s Brazil:

Our Rio de Janeiro correspondent reports on Jair Bolsonaro’s dangerous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: cultural institutions embrace the online world and how urban planners are using their one-walk-a-day to look forward to a friendlier future. 

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15527 Mar 2020
10 min

A pandemic in Bolsonaro’s Brazil: 

Our Rio de Janeiro correspondent reports on Jair Bolsonaro’s dangerous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: cultural institutions embrace the online world and how urban planners are using their one-walk-a-day to look forward to a friendlier future. 

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15426 Mar 2020
12 min

Biden takes charge: 

As concerns grow over the US president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, can Joe Biden change the tone? Plus: from pampered pets to remote teaching, we look at how small acts of leadership will make a big difference in the months ahead.

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15325 Mar 2020
11 min

Tokyo 2021: 

Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck and Fiona Wilson react to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Plus: Hong Kong bureau chief James Chambers on how his city is coping under lockdown and how the EU is trying to keep some businesses running.

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15224 Mar 2020
10 min

Tokyo 2020: 

Monocle’s Asia bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, on the likely postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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15123 Mar 2020
10 min

What we know: 

Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé reflects on what we understand so far about the Covid-19 outbreak.

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15020 Mar 2020
10 min

New normal: 

Monocle’s Americas editor at large, Ed Stocker, sends us a dispatch from New York on the new normals of life during this pandemic.

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14919 Mar 2020
10 min

Italy: Giuseppe Conte: 

Monocle's Chiara Rimella tells us how the popularity of Italy’s prime minister is on the rise amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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14818 Mar 2020
10 min

Smile for the camera: 

Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, on politicians and authorities presenting a front when the cameras are rolling.

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14717 Mar 2020
10 min

Europe on lockdown: 

Monocle editor Andrew Tuck reflects on the latest measures to contain coronavirus in the UK and Switzerland, and the importance of staying positive throughout the crisis.

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14616 Mar 2020
10 min

Now you can listen to The Monocle Minute, our free-to-subscribe email newsletter. This snappy daily audio bulletin delivers news, views and clever comment in just 10 minutes, featuring our unrivalled team of editors, correspondents and bureaux. Stay informed and inspired with Monocle.

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14513 Mar 2020
10 min

President Putin's power grab : 

Why Russia's president might now be able to stay in power until 2036. Plus: the Dutch architect revealing what's really happening in the countryside, and a new cultural affairs commissioner in New York.

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14412 Mar 2020
10 min

Culture at home: 

How Italy’s coronavirus outbreak emphasises the importance of culture. Also: the complex relationship between Libya and the EU and Copenhagen’s new Happiness Museum.

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14311 Mar 2020
10 min

Trump and the future of Afghanistan: 

Why Donald Trump's plan for pulling US troops out of Afghanistan could barely have come at a worse time. Plus: encouraging news for London's fashion sector and how Canada wants to protect civilian airlines flying over conflict zones.

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14210 Mar 2020
10 min

Mini Super Tuesday: 

As six more US states hold their primaries, Monocle's US elections correspondent, Tomos Lewis, tells us what to expect. Plus: why the life of an assassinated human-rights activist will be turned into a TV series in Brazil, and one of the US's most famous architecture schools is saved.

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1419 Mar 2020
10 min

Elizabeth Warren isn’t done yet: 

Amy Pope, former adviser to Barack Obama, explains what the end of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign says about the Democrats’ race for the US presidential nomination. Plus: Canada’s quest for a seat at the UN security council continues and our affairs editor Christopher Cermak tells us how to debunk a conspiracy theory.

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