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Monday 28 March, 2016

Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?
# The Revolution
# The Revolution

Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

Mar 28th 2016, 8:30 AM 25,606 Views 118 Comments

A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone.

Saturday 19 March, 2016

Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month
# Investigation
# Investigation

Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month

Mar 19th 2016, 6:00 PM 59,785 Views 69 Comments

Fergal Browne explores the two sides of the Revolution’s biggest talking point.

Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Husbands use rape 'as a way of teaching their wives to shut up'
# Colombia
# Colombia

Husbands use rape 'as a way of teaching their wives to shut up'

Nov 25th 2014, 8:59 AM 29,851 Views 34 Comments

Rape in Colombia is a strategy of war.

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'
# Bogota
# Bogota

Living in Colombia: 'Water is a luxury that only some can afford to pay for'

Nov 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 17,794 Views 47 Comments

Fergal Browne talks to displaced women in Bogotá about everyday life, conflict and their future hopes.

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When death threats are real: 'They are not playing... but I'm not going to shut up'
# Colombia
# Colombia

When death threats are real: 'They are not playing... but I'm not going to shut up'

Nov 25th 2014, 8:57 AM 8,931 Views 7 Comments

Meet the women who stood up to the paramilitaries – and will continue to fight.

Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?

Jun 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 57 Views 22 Comments

Could the demonstrations in South America’s largest country spread across the continent just like with the Arab Spring, asks Fergal Browne – who says Argentina and Brazil are not all that different.

Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?

Feb 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 96 Views 264 Comments

We haven’t rebelled at cut after cut, writes Fergal Browne. So are Irish people really such pushovers, or are there more complex factors at work?

Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Column: Here’s who the Anglo payment may have gone to – and it’s not pretty
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s who the Anglo payment may have gone to – and it’s not pretty

Jan 25th 2012, 6:30 PM 71 Views 83 Comments

There are financial funds which profiteer from troubled nations’ debt – and Ireland has already caught their eye, writes Fergal Browne.

Friday 30 December, 2011

Column: Who are the winners when we sell State assets? Not the public…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Who are the winners when we sell State assets? Not the public…

Dec 30th 2011, 9:15 AM 362 Views 60 Comments

With the deadline for a privatisation plan at hand, Fergal Browne warns of the pitfalls of selling public companies to private investors.

Friday 11 November, 2011

Column: Politicians dressing up as pirates? It might just work…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politicians dressing up as pirates? It might just work…

Nov 11th 2011, 7:30 AM 7 Views 10 Comments

Ireland might be getting a new president, but our political system still has deep flaws. A group of German ‘pirates’ could be showing us the way, writes Fergal Browne.

Thursday 27 October, 2011

Column: ‘People who learn foreign languages have the choice to stay in Ireland’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘People who learn foreign languages have the choice to stay in Ireland’

Oct 27th 2011, 7:30 AM 676 Views 43 Comments

In Ireland’s export economy, languages are a direct route to jobs. So why aren’t we teaching them, asks Fergal Browne.