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Venezuelan Communist Party leaders analyze election disaster

Our delegation from the North American-based Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle met with leaders of the Venezuelan Communist Party for an assessment of the results.

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Venezuela elections a low point in history

It was the first national Bolivarian electoral loss in 17 years, and a palpable sense of betrayal and sorrow has swept over the supporters of Chavez' successor, President Maduro.

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ISIS uses religion as a front for racketeering

When some conflate Islam and ISIS, they help legitimize ISIS' claim to be an Islamic group -- but it's an organized crime organization using religion as a front.

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After Keystone XL: Why the Paris climate summit could be different

For the first time, leaders from the advanced capitalist countries and those of the emerging economies seem to be on the same page when it comes to the urgency of slowing climate change.

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Saudi Arabia is stumbling

Its first stumble was a strategic decision last fall to undermine competitors by upping oil production and, thus, lowering the price.

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Benghazi & Hillary: missing the story

The congressional harrying of Clinton over emails concerning the 2012 death of a U.S. ambassador and three staff members in Benghazi has become a running joke.

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Trade (and geopolitical) wars cut oil prices

There is a trade war in oil and fossil fuels. It has four causes I can identify.

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The big chill: tensions in the Arctic

The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.

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Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.

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Oil depot ablaze, Libyan government appeals for help

Libya's interim government said that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno.

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