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The student leader who put Chile’s government against the ropes

Camila Vallejo Dowling, 23, a geography student at the University of Chile and president of the Student Federation of the same university (FECH), has become the most popular and inspiring leader of the current and massive student movement there.

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Latin American alliance confronts economic crisis

UNASUR has emerged from a bevy of regional alliances to assume a major role in work toward Latin American integration. With the Paraguayan Senate's approval August 13 of Paraguay's entry into UNSUR, the alliance now includes all 12 South American nations.

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Argentina president Fernandez does well in primary elections

The incumbent president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, confounded skeptics and hostile media by doing extremely well in primary elections on August 14. However, supporters warn that the right wing opposition still may have tricks up its sleeve.

Mexico: New government attacks against electrical workers

The Mexican government under President Felipe Calderon, of the right wing National Action Party, has launched a new attack on the militant Mexican Electrical Workers Union.

In UK riots, Conservative Party rewriting doesn't wash

Iain Duncan Smith told BBC's Panorama that our recent riots were nothing to do with unemployment.

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Right-wing music fest gets punked by anti-racists with Trojan Ts

Hundreds of right-wing neo-Nazis and fascists got a big surprise when they went home and washed their new T-shirts from a German right-wing music festival: a message of hope and tolerance.

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Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez demands justice

Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.

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British right spreads anti-youth message

British responses to the rioting spreading throughout England have had a sharp anti-youth tone.

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CIA presence provokes fear in Mexico

A controversy has arisen over  U.S. agents operating in Mexico, with the full cooperation of the right-wing government of President Felipe Calderon.

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British riots spurred by "greed is good" society

These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.

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