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Spain’s elections: Establishment parties punished, road ahead uncertain

On Dec. 20, Spaniards went to the polls for elections to the Cortes, the bicameral parliament. 

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Cuba celebrates triumph of its revolution

For Cubans, January 1, 1959, marks the "triumph of the revolution." That day revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro gained state power. 

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South America: The Bolivarians strike back

As 2015 wound down, the left wing Bolivarian "pink tide" in Latin America suffered two serious setbacks, both of which are sobering results that have it reassessing political tactics.

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The presidential elections and foreign policy

We need to be examining the positions and records of the candidates on both domestic and foreign policy.

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Is International Migrants Day destined to be a day of mourning?

Today, December 18, is officially recognized by the United Nations as International Migrants' Day. 

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Today in history: Morocco is the first country to recognize the U.S.

On December 20, 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco became the first country in the world to recognize U.S. independence.

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FARC and Colombian government near successful conclusion of peace talks

There are now "agreements" on agrarian rights, illegal drugs, political participation, and victims. 

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Today in history: How will you celebrate Zamenhof (aka Esperanto) Day?

Esperanto Day is celebrated each year on December 15, the birthday of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, creator of the most successful constructed language in the world.

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Haiti: Massive electoral fraud ignored

On Dec. 16 the people of Haiti will mark the 25th anniversary of their first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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Left wins parliamentary elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The "Bolivarian" left has suffered two traumatic electoral defeats in recent weeks.

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