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Philippines elects “Trump of the East” as new president

He claims to be a "socialist" while threatening to kill trade unionists and courting big investors at the expense of the poor in his home city.

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Brazil: President Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer names right wing Cabinet

The accusation was that Rousseff's government had filled budget shortfalls in 2014 and 2015 by shifting money from the central bank to cover social welfare programs' needs.

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European activists move in for deathblow on TTIP trade deal after leak

Leaked internal drafts of TTIP show that corporations are still lobbying for the right to sue governments for lost profits.

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"There is hope": Asamblea Morena reaffirms its social movement roots

In its May 10 assembly in Seattle, Mexican left political movement Morena came together to form a plan for unity and solidarity with the immigrants' rights movement.

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SCOTUS decision on DACA, DAPA immigration programs expected soon

The Supreme Court finally heard arguments on the case involving Obama's executive orders protecting non-criminal undocumented immigrants.

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Cuban Communist Party to make changes, protect gains

Cuba's Communist Party held its 7th Party Congress in Havana between April 16 and April 19.

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Vietnam making inroads with Doi Moi and tourism

The Vietnamese government is moving forward under Doi Moi with a set of free-market reforms with a socialist orientation.

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Brazil Chamber of Deputies votes to impeach Rousseff, but struggle isn’t over

The much anticipated vote on the impeachment of Rousseff took place in a raucous atmosphere of shouting, pushing and posturing. 

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Venezuela’s socialist government, besieged, finds worldwide support

They are dealing with inflation, difficulties in importing goods, falling oil prices, and worsening economic recession.

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French right-wing party in hot water over Panama Papers

We now know that two "allies" of Front National's leader Marine Le Pen, have been named in the Panama Papers.

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