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Secret tribunals part of “Trojan Horse” Trans-Pacific trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a free trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Asian and Pacific countries that few people have heard of.

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Crisis in Colombian peace talks: who is responsible?

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a halt to peace talks in Havana between his government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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New York Times editorializes against U. S. anti-Cuban blockade

The New York Times wants Cuba off the U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism, and it hopes that ending the blockade will improve U.S. relations with Latin America.

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Ukraine Elections: Free and democratic?

Sectors of the ultra-right with fascist and Nazi origins were allowed to run riot by the respectable" conservatives who took over the Ukrainian government in February.

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Female Nobel winners are rare: One was a British communist

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani female education activist, shot but never silenced by the Taliban, became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

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Duvalier: Dead but not gone

Jean-Claude Duvalier, responsible for the death of thousands and theft of millions, who moved openly in the society of Haitian elites, died Oct. 4 a free man.

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Globalization and NAFTA caused migration from Mexico

U.S. trade and immigration policy are linked. They are part of a single system, not separate and independent policies.

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First round election results in Brazil leave left hopeful

On Sunday October. 5, Brazil held its general elections, after a campaign that was anything but boring.

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Sudan crackdown marks anniversary of repression

The government of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir is engaged in a crackdown against a nationwide, broad-front opposition movement.

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Why the Berlin Wall fell remains a relevant question today

For millions, the opening of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago resulted in genuine and understandable euphoria.

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