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What’s at stake in Brazil’s election

Brazil will soon elect a new president, to replace current President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva who is constitutionally forbidden from succeeding himself, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress plus two thirds of the 81 senators.

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The new anti-Cuba campaign 

The perpetual propaganda campaign against Cuba has hit a new low.

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Huge demo calls for new Thai elections

Thailand's PM and his military backers have rejected an ultimatum to dissolve parliament as over 100,000 protesters in Bangkok vowed to continue their push to oust the right-wing government.

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Venezuela’s revolution achieves social gains

For the people, a revolution makes a difference.

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Memory, injustice, and the Cuban Five

Question: with legal remedies exhausted, will the Cuban Five be forgotten? Answer: Never, as long as Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and René are not free.

Zelaya to be allowed to leave on January 27: Maybe

President Manuel Zelaya will be allowed to leave the Brazilian embassy in the capital, Tegucigalpa and go into exile on January 27, maybe.

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Billionaire wins Chile election

Sebastian Pinera defeated Eduardo Frei, the candidate of the governing coalition (Concertacion), becoming the first candidate from the right wing to win Chile's presidency since 1958.

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Resistance goes on as Honduras approaches turnover

On January 27, the de facto executive of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti of the Liberal Party, will turn over power to the National Party's Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo.

Mexico City approves gay marriage

By a vote of 31 to 24 with nine abstentions, the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, the jurisdiction to which Mexico City belongs, has passed legislation authorizing gay marriage.

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Polish president attempts ban of communist symbols

Anticommunist hysteria in Poland crossed the boundaries of common sense long, long ago. Recently it has crossed the boundaries of absurdity.

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