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Puerto Rican Assembly bucks GOP plan; imposes moratorium on debt payments

This article is an update on the fast-developing situation surrounding the economic crisis in Puerto Rico

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‘Panama Papers’ to expose global capitalist shell game

The total fallout from the Panama Papers cannot be predicted, but it's already a topic of conversation going into the Russian elections.

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Republicans plan Detroit-style emergency manager for Puerto Rico

Last year, Puerto Rico's governor announced that the island now has an unpayable debt of about $72 billion.

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Amid political storm, will Brazil drift into oligarchy?

Supporters of the center-left government of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party marched in a score of Brazilian cities to oppose a coup.

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China’s new five-year plan could leave workers behind

Workers hit the streets last week demanding back pay and to protest against wage cuts and the possibility of unemployment.

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Cubans look to U.S. example to fix racism? Not so fast

A New York Times reporter claims the visit of an African-descended U.S. president to the island could help end silence on an issue which he thinks persists.

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Action demanded as another environmental activist murdered in Honduras

Another indigenous environmental activist, Nelson Garcia, was killed in Honduras on March 15.

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Murder epidemic halts Colombia’s peace process

Paramilitaries and armed thugs have long sullied politics in Latin America, most notably in Colombia and recently in Honduras.

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Sanders to Israeli lobby: Peace means security for Palestinians

Sustainable peace "means achieving self-determination, civil rights, and economic well-being for the Palestinian people."

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Iranian regime keeps progressive women off the ballot

Smoke and mirrors regarding elections must not be allowed to divert activists from the reality of life in the Islamic Republic.

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