February

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Mali situation far from resolved

The situation in the West African country of Mali continues to get more difficult and complex.

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Opportunity for a peaceful end to Syria crisis must not be lost

There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.

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Ecuadorian President Correa gains second term, scores big win

Rafael Correa won his third election to Ecuador's presidency on February 17, 2013.

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Ecuadorian President Correa gains second term, scores big win

At least 51 percent of candidates of Correa's Alianza Pais political party gained National Assembly seats. Never before in Ecuadorian history has a single party held a legislative majority.

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The cost of renewed U.S. control in Paraguay

Paraguay interests the U.S. government now because it's close to unruly Bolivia, because of oil deposits, the Guaraní fresh water aquifer, and lawlessness in the tri-border area.

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Colombian senator: U.S.-backed labor rights plan a flop

The labor action plan for workers' rights added to the controversial U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is failing, say a Colombian senator and union leaders.

Presidential election to be held in Trinidad and Tobago

The president, is, like the Queen in England, the nominal head of state, however, in this island nation the post is largely ceremonial.

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U.S. a factor in 6 million Congo deaths

Lumumba's murder - "the country's original sin" - was motivated by the U.S. desire to control the Congo's resources.

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Obama and Europe’s meltdown

Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.

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90% voter turnout in Cuban regional, national elections

On February 3 in Cuba, 7, 877 906 voters cast two ballots - one for provincial assembly delegates and the other for local deputies to the National Assembly.

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