April

Portugal imposes "rule of lead," left wing charges

Portugal has become the first European country to approve the European Union's fiscal compact, known to critics as the "permanent austerity" treaty.

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Guinea Bissau: From Africa’s bright hope to narco state?

Elements of the armed forces of the small West African Republic of Guinea Bissau seized the capital and arrested Acting President Raimundo Pereira and the former prime minister, Carlos Gomes Junior.

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The U.S. and the Afghan train wreck

The recent decision by the Taliban and one of its allies to withdraw from peace talks with Washington underlines the train wreck the U.S. is headed for in Afghanistan.

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Hemispheric leaders divided on drug policy, Cuba

President Obama attended the sixth Summit of the Americas over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, where he and regional leaders wrestled over a range of politically sensitive issues.

Gaitán, OAS, and Cuba: from tragedy to farce

The assassination was tragedy, and so too was violent upheaval that within 48 hours took 330 lives in Bogota and killed 3000 people throughout Colombia.

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Big push for freedom for the Cuban 5

A broader-than-ever coalition of organizations, activists and well-known artists will be going to Washington to break through the wall of silence.

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Global warming does not benefit plants: new study

A study by researchers at Northern Arizona University shows that a  somewhat rosy predictions about purported beneficial effects of global warming on plant life are likely not true.

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Lawmakers grant Suriname president immunity for murders

Suriname parliament granted President Desi Brouterse immunity for 1982 murders, raising ire of human rights groups.

Former Guatemalan strongman, on trial, may beat genocide rap

Soldiers terrorized and murdered at record levels during his tenure.

“Third Man” Mélenchon can no longer be ignored

The radical Left Front's presidential candidate has gained in opinion polls, a result that would see him take the third spot in the first of the two round vote.

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