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European Union goes after Portugal, Spain on austerity

Austerity creates suffering for the people as well as shrinking rather than growing their countries' economies.

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Continued political instability challenges Spain’s left to unite

A failure by the left to unite will open the door for Europe's resurgent far right, whose xenophobia and racism have gained ground all over the continent.

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As "Brexit" from the EU approaches, Europe's left is divided

On June 23, the European Union will be put to the test when Britain - its second-largest economy - votes on whether to stay in or bail out.

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Irish voters reject austerity, realign political system

If one thing's clear after Ireland's recent election, it's that people no longer buy the myth that austerity is the path to economic salvation. 

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Jamaica government ousted in election; Austerity policies blamed

Jamaica has been experiencing economic decline, sky-high unemployment, and a seemingly intractable crime rate for years.

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Irish voters to grade austerity

What looked like a smooth path to electoral victory for the Irish government has suddenly turned rocky.

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Are Europe’s left victories a triumph or a trap?

Over the past year, left and center-left parties have taken control of two European countries and hold the balance of power in a third.

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Portugal: the left takes charge

Instead of head-on confrontation, the left is trying to maneuver while strengthening its base by improving people's lives.

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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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Argentina Elections: Right wins presidency, struggle goes on

In a blow to the left, right wing candidate, Mauricio Macri, beat Daniel Scioli, the candidate of the ruling leftist Front, by 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent.

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