March

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Cyprus “blackmailed” by European Union

The countries of the European south, Greece in particular, have suffered due to the world crisis of capital. The crisis has now turned on the Mediterranean nation of Cyprus with a vengeance.

BRICS summit considers development bank

For any African country to have a strong competitor to play off against the companies and governments is seen as a step forward by many African leaders.

U. S. intervention in Cuba remains intense

A new GAO report reveals that monies directed at changing Cuba's government increased sharply after 2004, the George W. Bush administration, and have remained high during the Obama administration.

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France sends troops into Central African Republic

France has sent 350 troops to counter the Seleka (rebel) forces that have taken control of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

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After a long winter, tropical rain forest sounded lovely

I learned that the political left was influential in Costa Rica. But they were divided. A united left could form a winning coalition. The people of Costa Rica deserve nothing less.

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Hugo Chavez and Yewri Guillen: two lives connected

The late Hugo Chavez and the late Yewri Guillen were both Latin Americans who, although they never knew each other and came from different countries, are deeply connected.

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France and U.K. decide to go all out in Syria, others have doubts

Francois Hollande and David Cameron announced that their governments would push for an end to the European Union embargo on selling weapons to rebel forces in Syria.

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Warnings about destabilization in Venezuela should be taken seriously

Acting President Maduro accused a group of right wing former U.S. officials of working to destabilize Venezuela and strongly suggested that his election opponent is in contact with those circles.

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Murders of journalists on the rise worldwide

Worldwide intimidation of journalists, including murders, is rising, a panel of experts warns. And the U.S., despite its free press traditions and  constitutional protections, rarely protests, the panel adds.

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Cuban 5 wives meet with UN human rights chief

Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, and Olga Salanueva, wife of Rene Gonzalez, requested UN intervention on human rights grounds to be able to visit their husbands (two of the five imprisoned Cubans known collectively as the Cuban 5) whom they have not seen in over a decade.

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