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Behind a smokescreen of noninterference, the leading democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have been weak ambassadors for spreading freedom abroad.
The world’s leading democracies have a poor record of responding to the rise of authoritarianism in their own regions, according to a Freedom House report released today.
The most egregious violators of LGBTI people’s human rights are authoritarian states, but even some democracies remain hostile environments for their gay and transgender citizens.
In the wake of Narendra Modi’s overwhelming victory in India’s recent elections, commentators have noted the many, daunting challenges facing the new prime minister of the world’s most populous democracy.