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Venezuela municipal elections bolster Maduro’s leftist policies

Venezuelans went to the polls to elect mayors and municipal councils on Dec. 8. 

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Right wing playing role in Ukraine protests

For more than two weeks, Ukraine and its capital, Kiev have been the site of large-scale demonstrations against the government of President Victor Yanukovych.

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Everyday South Africans celebrate Mandela’s life

The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5th at the age of 95 and after prolonged bouts of illness hardly came as a surprise to most South Africans.

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Low wage workers on the move in Germany too

This is Burger King - it could be in Augusta, Maine, or Anaheim, California, and the fatty Whoppers taste the same. But it's not; most customers here speak German.

Honduras’ Libre Party says election was stolen

The TSE named right-wing National Party candidate Juan Hernandez as winner and a large Libre Party march through Tegucigalpa was protesting election fraud.

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Pressure to release U.S. contractor shifts to the White House

There may be a shift in the thinking of people who are working for the release of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year jail sentence in Cuba.

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Pandora and the drones

More than 70 countries in the world deploy drones, 16 of them the deadly variety, and many of those drones target rural people living on the margins of the modern world.

Patriotic Union revival signals hope for Colombian peace

"We are arriving in the country we want to change to become a country at peace, a democratic country, a tolerant country."

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South Africa unity under threat

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe voiced ANC concern this week at increasing disunity in trade union federation Cosatu.

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Right-wing candidate declared winner in Honduras vote

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal gave 774,757 votes to National Party presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez and 623, 080 votes to Libre party candidate Xiomara Castro de Zelaya.

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