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Kenyans and Ethiopians welcome Obama with open arms

Obama's Kenyan paternal family background made his presence in the country as much a homecoming as a state visit.


Fears mount in Guatemala as elections approach

Voters will elect a new president to succeed Otto Perez Molina of the Patriotic Party, who is not allowed a second term.


Social democratic NDP could lead Canada’s next government

If Thomas Mulcair has his way, he will head Canada's first social democratic government. With an election just called on Aug. 3, polls indicate that this may happen.


Germany's anti-immigrant politicians are today's Know-Nothings

Today, unfortunately, we are blessed with anti-immigrant Know-Nothings in many countries.


Shielded for decades, Pinochet thugs now face justice

Those involved in and responsible for the military takeover of Chile in 1973 are finally facing justice.


Is Russia a threat in Ukraine?

Why are we in a standoff with a country that is not a serious threat to us, but does have the capacity to incinerate a sizable portion of the planet?


Cuba-U.S. relations: the hard road toward normalization begins

A large crowd gathered to watch the flag raising; they cheered as the Cuban flag flew over the embassy for the first time in 54 years.


Greek government “waterboarded” into submitting to German demands

Greek banks are on the point of running out of money and all aspects of the economy are in dire straits; Greece will not even be able to import food.


Swazi human rights leader released from prison

Imprisoned Swazi human rights leader Mario Masuku and student activist Maxwell Dlamini were granted bail by the Supreme Court of Swaziland.


South African Communists reassess country’s national democratic revolution

The South African Communist Party's Special National Congress took stock of a range of problems besetting South Africa's young democracy.

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