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In Maldives, Pretty Islands but Ugly Politics

Feb 05, 2018 - The New York Times

MALÉ, Maldives — For an island nation considered a paradise, with its over-water bungalows and Evian-clear seas, the Maldives is having some issues.

Climate change poses a very real threat in the Maldives, most of which lies just a few feet above the Indian Ocean, and many residents express worry that the country could soon be underwater. In recent years, Islamic radicalism has swept in; a blogger was stabbed to death in April after he dared to criticize extremists.

Now, a major p...