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Germany's Left party becomes the official opposition

Left-wing Die Linke party MP Gregor Gysi took over as leader of the opposition when Germany's two largest parties united in a "grand" coalition.

What to expect in Latin America in 2014

This year in Latin America began with the tragedy of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

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Chiquita loses legal battle to keep documents secret

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. has lost a case in which it attempted to block the SEC from releasing documents relating to its payments to a Colombian terrorist group.

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Mandela and communism

The world celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela for one thing more than any other - his determination in the face of every provocation to establish a democratic "rainbow nation."

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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