Étiqueté : politique


[Myanmar] COVID coup: how Myanmar’s military used the pandemic to justify and enable its power grab

Myanmar’s popular leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in custody since the country’s military seized power in a coup on February 1, has been charged with a new crime: that of violating the country’s National Disaster Management Law. It’s proof, if any were needed, of the extent to which the country’s military leaders are willing to subvert the COVID crisis to their own ends.


[Timor oriental] Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 success and sweeping political change

At the political level, the fight against COVID-19 had serious effects. In March 2020, all political parties agreed to ask President Fransisco ‘Lu-Olo’ Guterres to declare a state of emergency, suspending some political rights and constitutional guarantees. The harsh move was deemed necessary to stage the first measures of confinement and prevent the virus from entering the country.

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Comment Taïwan fait-il coexister science, politique et religion ?

Souvent cité en exemple pour sa gestion de l’épidémie, Taïwan accorde aussi une grande place aux cultes des divinités dont celles de la médecine et des épidémies. L’anthropologue Fiorella Allio nous parle dans ce podcast de rituels, auxquels elle a pu assister, qui ont été maintenus pour renforcer les défenses de la population et se protéger des « âmes errantes ».

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