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This week in history: Puerto Rican independentista José de Diego born

Diego was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.

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‘Panama Papers’ to expose global capitalist shell game

The total fallout from the Panama Papers cannot be predicted, but it's already a topic of conversation going into the Russian elections.

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Republicans plan Detroit-style emergency manager for Puerto Rico

Last year, Puerto Rico's governor announced that the island now has an unpayable debt of about $72 billion.

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Amid political storm, will Brazil drift into oligarchy?

Supporters of the center-left government of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party marched in a score of Brazilian cities to oppose a coup.

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China’s new five-year plan could leave workers behind

Workers hit the streets last week demanding back pay and to protest against wage cuts and the possibility of unemployment.

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A terrible beauty: Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

It is a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized strong points in downtown Dublin, to be joined by maybe a thousand more.

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Action demanded as another environmental activist murdered in Honduras

Another indigenous environmental activist, Nelson Garcia, was killed in Honduras on March 15.

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Murder epidemic halts Colombia’s peace process

Paramilitaries and armed thugs have long sullied politics in Latin America, most notably in Colombia and recently in Honduras.

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Sanders to Israeli lobby: Peace means security for Palestinians

Sustainable peace "means achieving self-determination, civil rights, and economic well-being for the Palestinian people."

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Iranian regime keeps progressive women off the ballot

Smoke and mirrors regarding elections must not be allowed to divert activists from the reality of life in the Islamic Republic.

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