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Germany: Scandal, pornography, and naked truths

Gossip and scandal are part of politics; the German media is currently overflowing with these commodities.

Powerful interests mobilize to end U.S. anti-Cuban blockade

The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, cruel and reviled across the globe, has persisted for as long as the period between the U.S. Civil War and World War I.

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“GroKo” Politics - No real change for Germany

 Some have suggested the German "Word of the Year" should be "whistleblower" - in the escalating Denglish language here breezily called "Neu-Deutsch" ("New German").

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New left-wing party forms in Mexico

A new left-wing party led by former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will soon appear on the ballot in Mexico.

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Germany: Fireworks past, present and future

BERLIN - New Year's Eve in Germany means fireworks!

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Germany's Left party becomes the official opposition

Left-wing Die Linke party MP Gregor Gysi took over as leader of the opposition when Germany's two largest parties united in a "grand" coalition.

El Salvador prepares for elections: Will the U.S. intervene?

On February 2, there will be a presidential election in El Salvador, to replace outgoing left-center President Mauricio Funes.

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On eve of local elections, U.S. undermines Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government.

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Landmark presidential election approaches in Honduras

The upcoming elections "will test whether Latin America's transition to democracy and social justice will be permitted to advance."

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Nowadays it doesn't take tanks to overrun Europe

Because Germany has the biggest economy in the EU, and is at the center of a "core" of wealthy nations that also use the Euro - France, Austria, and the Netherlands - Berlin largely calls the shots.

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