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Colombian professor, jailed for his ideas, begins hunger strike

Miguel Ángel Beltrán, a sociology professor at Colombia's National University, is being held in maximum security at a prison in Bogota.

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Irish voters to grade austerity

What looked like a smooth path to electoral victory for the Irish government has suddenly turned rocky.

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New trade agreements: Potential for great harm or transnational unity

On February 4, the United States and 11 other countries in the "Pacific Rim" signed the controversial Transpacific Partnership.

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GOP’s double rejection: Obama heads to Havana, Pope calls Trump’s wall un-Christian

The actions of Obama and Pope Francis are a resounding rejection of foreign and domestic policy agendas being put forward by Republican leaders.

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Are Europe’s left victories a triumph or a trap?

Over the past year, left and center-left parties have taken control of two European countries and hold the balance of power in a third.

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Bolivia’s socialist government seeks referendum approval; U.S. intervenes

Over ten years, Morales and his supporters have molded a socialist and anti-imperialist government whose future will be affected by the outcome. 

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Virtual war against Cuba and the fate of Ana Belen Montes

She is a political prisoner, but more; Ana Belen Montes could be considered a prisoner of war. 

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In Germany, too, the right wing scapegoats immigrants

"Shoot them down!" - That's one answer to the problem of refugees and immigrants flooding into Germany, clearer even than any Trump-wall.

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Haiti: President Martelly steps down, interim government formed

Finally responding to angry protests, Haitian President Michel Martelly, the son of a Shell Oil executive, stepped down on Sunday. 

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Left government possible in Spain, but social democrats divided

After weeks of political wrangling saw no party win a majority, an arrangement to install a social democratic-led government now appears possible.

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