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Wars and armament sales behind world's refugee crisis

Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans and other refuge-seekers are caught in a series of mouse-traps.

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Today in Latin American history: Mexican independence from Spain is declared

Mexico celebrates its independence on this date in 1810. 

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Europe’s elections: a coming storm?

The backdrop for elections in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland is one of deep economic crisis ignited by the American financial collapse of 2007-08.

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European left leaders call for “Plan B” for their economies

On the 13th July, the democratic elected Greek government of Alexis Tsipras was brought to its knees by the European Union.

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Bolivarian left in Latin America poses major challenge to capitalism

The possibility of creating all-people's unity against the corporate, imperialist enemy is getting greater.

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Corbyn poised to shift UK’s Labor Party to the left

One of the parties that led international social democracy's turn toward the centrist 'third way' in the 1990s is now poised to elect a new leader from the left.

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In Mexico, a history of struggle drives a dance of resistance

Change and catastrophe produced one of the world's most beautiful dances: The Dance of the Feather.

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Immigrants, welcome and unwelcome in Europe

Desperate families facing ever new obstacles from weather, hunger and thirst to barbed wire fences - these pictures hammer at emotions for one tragic week after another.

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Guatemalan president arrested, trouble looms as election goes to runoff

Otto Perez Molina resigned and was arrested on charges of corruption and accepting bribes; the elections that followed sent a confused message.

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Today in history: World day of prayer for the environment

In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

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