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Spain elections: Disappointment for the left, stalemate may continue

Unity continues to elude the Spanish left, even with a re-do of the 2015 elections.

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Spain’s election stalemate continues; social democrats refuse compromise

The effort by Pedro Sánchez to form a government brings to mind the story of the hunter who goes into the forest with one bullet in his rifle.

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Left government possible in Spain, but social democrats divided

After weeks of political wrangling saw no party win a majority, an arrangement to install a social democratic-led government now appears possible.

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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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Today in Latin American history: Mexican independence from Spain is declared

Mexico celebrates its independence on this date in 1810. 

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Europe's new barbarians

Austerity as a strategy is more than just throwing a scare into countries, it is also undermining the social contract between labor and capital that has characterized much of Europe for the past two generations.

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Tens of thousands join Podemos rally in Madrid

Around a quarter of a million people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by the populist Podemos party.

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Europe: The sky's not falling

"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."

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Obama and Europe’s meltdown

Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.

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Spanish miners' protest draws massive support

 Madrid saw a massive show of support for miners who are protesting austerity moves by Spain's  conservative government, which they say will completely destroy their hardscrabble livelihoods.

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