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Venezuela: two in custody in murder of Bolivarian legislator

Last year, Robert Serra was murdered in his apartment in Caracas, along with Maria Herrera, his companion and political helper. 


TPP’s evil twin advances in European Parliament

The legislative arm of the European Union approved a position statement backing, with modifications, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.


Cuban workers caring for Nepal quake victims

A new chapter in the story of Cuba's outreach to people began with the arrival in Katmandu, Nepal of 49 Cuban health care workers.


Germany: many strikes and a big scandal

A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.


Fair trade community rallies around Nepal

The people of Nepal seem to be disappointed in the government, like the government is holding them back from taking care of each other.


Ireland: gay marriage approved with a landslide yes

"The decision makes every citizen equal and will strengthen the institution of marriage for all existing and future marriages."


Tomorrow in history: Beatification day for El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero

He was an outspoken advocate for the poor who was martyred in 1980.


The Vietnam War: a visit after 40 years

Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing.


Today in history: Forward-looking Uruguayan President José Mujica turns 80

On this date in 1935, José Alberto Mujica Cordano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Bolivarian Latin America promises help in worldwide refugee crisis

As the Rohingyas have fled Burma in often unseaworthy boats, they have found themselves barred from landing in other countries.

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