Elizabeth Dickinson is a freelance journalist. She has served as assistant managing editor at Foreign Policy magazine in Washington D.C. and Nigeria correspondent for The Economist, reporting from five continents.
In a year when European countries, the United States, and other traditional donors are looking for ways to balance their budgets, how exactly is the United Nations paying for it? In part by cutting resources in protracted crisis zones like Colombia.
Pick up the papers in Mexico these days and you’re likely to see something particularly alarming: among the daily toll of deaths and arrests in the country’s war on organized crime are an increasing number of children.