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Albertina is 15 and the oldest of three sisters. When her mother died she took over responsibility for raising her younger siblings. Now she wants to become a nurse. CHRIS DE BODE/PANOS

The hidden debt of care

It’s essential work yet it is undervalued across the world. Amy Hall makes the case for putting care front and centre.

Latest issue: November-December 2020

A caring economy: What would it take?

From dealing with Covid-19, to finding inventive ways to make ends meet, three workers from the Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago and Zimbabwe tell their stories.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a press conference on 16 March, with Chief Medical Officer Prof Chris Witty and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance. Picture by Andrew Parsons

Boris Johnson announces billions for the defence industry, peanuts for climate action and nothing to tackle child poverty, writes Andrew Smith.

Bolsonaro’s desperate pledges to Trumpism have not paid off, argues Leonardo Sakamoto

The Union of Land Workers (UTT) and other associations convened a greengrocer in Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 10, 2020  in support of the measure of the National Government to increase the retention of soybeans to the largest producers and in rejection of the unemployment of the field.  Photo by Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto

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