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Church faces big choices as cardinals pick a new pope

The cardinals have assembled in Rome to begin choosing the next pope.

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Groups fight to remove Cuba from “terrorism sponsors” list

A consortium of organizations announced a new push to get Cuba taken off the State Department's "State Sponsors of Terrorism" list.

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Hugo Chavez, popular Venezuelan president, dies

In life, Chavez was almost a legendary figure; first elected to Venezuela's presidency in 1998, he was popularly re-elected three more times in 2000, 2006, and 2012.

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Battle for Venezuela’s presidency in overdrive

Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who was favored by Chavez, is the presidential candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.

Italian elections reflect dangers facing Europe

The parliamentary elections carried out in Italy during the weekend of February 23-24 have created great worry in governments throughout Europe.

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Portuguese protest austerity

Hundreds of thousands of workers, students, pensioners, and others marched against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and his enablers.

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Communists re-elected for 5th term in Tripura, India

The Communist Party of India-Marxist and Communist Party of India bagged a total of 50 seats out of 60 in the state parliament.

Land remains key to negotiated peace in Colombia

Coffee and cacao farmers are showing that social mobilization in Colombian streets and countryside will make sure such discussion becomes the order of the day.

Struggle over privatization of San Juan airport continues

The centrist government of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is going ahead with a privatization scheme involving the Luis Muñoz Marin airport.

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Mali situation far from resolved

The situation in the West African country of Mali continues to get more difficult and complex.

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