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Philippines elects “Trump of the East” as new president

He claims to be a "socialist" while threatening to kill trade unionists and courting big investors at the expense of the poor in his home city.

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Brazil: President Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer names right wing Cabinet

The accusation was that Rousseff's government had filled budget shortfalls in 2014 and 2015 by shifting money from the central bank to cover social welfare programs' needs.

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European activists move in for deathblow on TTIP trade deal after leak

Leaked internal drafts of TTIP show that corporations are still lobbying for the right to sue governments for lost profits.

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Who is to blame for Europe’s refugee “problem”?

Europe today, though not dead, is in deep disarray, heart-rendingly for very many and menacingly for the world.

Baiting the bear: NATO and Russia stumble toward new Cold War

U.S. and European leaders say Russia is becoming more "aggressive" lately; with NATO troops on its border, Moscow sees things differently.

Mexican government may have tampered with evidence: new forensics report on the Ayotzinapa 43

A team of forensics experts looking into the disappearance of 43 students has finished its work. 

SCOTUS decision on DACA, DAPA immigration programs expected soon

The Supreme Court finally heard arguments on the case involving Obama's executive orders protecting non-criminal undocumented immigrants.

Cuban Communist Party to make changes, protect gains

Cuba's Communist Party held its 7th Party Congress in Havana between April 16 and April 19.

Socialism plus markets: Vietnam’s chosen path

Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty.

Vietnam making inroads with Doi Moi and tourism

The Vietnamese government is moving forward under Doi Moi with a set of free-market reforms with a socialist orientation.