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Remembering a tragedy: How Cyprus became a nation divided

The illegal Turkish occupation has now gone on for some 40 years, and progressive minded people the world over should take a keen interest.

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Ukrainian ultra-rightists given major cabinet posts in government

The Svoboda Party has scored six cabinet ministries in the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday. Svoboda is an ultra-right, anti-Semitic, Russophobic party with its base of support in the Western Ukraine.

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Forty years after fascist coup, Chile may elect socialist, again

Forty years ago today Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S.-abetted coup because he was a socialist; in two months Chileans may elect Michelle Bachelet, another socialist.

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Chile opens new probe into death of poet Neruda

The body of the Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda is being exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how he died.

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Honduras powerbrokers beat up on the poor

In the year after Porfirio Lobo became president of Honduras the disaster for the Honduran people has become clear.

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U.S. ousts Venezuelan ambassador

WASHINGTON - In what seems to be a growing diplomatic spat, the United States State Department announced it was cancelling the diplomatic visa of Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador here in Washington, Dec. 29.

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Saint Vincent PM: U.S. business seek to topple government

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves, has accused U.S. and other foreign interests of meddling in his country's internal affair.

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On anniversary of the Honduras coup, Clinton receives letter

Twenty-seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to ask that she send a special investigator to Honduras to investigate and report on rights abuses.

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Repression continues under new Honduran government

Death squads appear to be operating freely in Honduras, in spite of claims by the United States and Honduran leaders that the election of President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo of the conservative National Party on November 29 would produce peace and normality.

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Winners and losers in Honduras as Zelaya goes into exile, Lobo takes power

Smiling broadly, his chest festooned with medals, General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, head of the armed forces of Honduras, stood beside Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo as the latter was sworn in as President of Honduras on January 27.

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