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Pandora and the drones

More than 70 countries in the world deploy drones, 16 of them the deadly variety, and many of those drones target rural people living on the margins of the modern world.

Patriotic Union revival signals hope for Colombian peace

"We are arriving in the country we want to change to become a country at peace, a democratic country, a tolerant country."

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South Africa unity under threat

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe voiced ANC concern this week at increasing disunity in trade union federation Cosatu.

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Right-wing candidate declared winner in Honduras vote

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal gave 774,757 votes to National Party presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez and 623, 080 votes to Libre party candidate Xiomara Castro de Zelaya.

El Salvador prepares for elections: Will the U.S. intervene?

On February 2, there will be a presidential election in El Salvador, to replace outgoing left-center President Mauricio Funes.

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On eve of local elections, U.S. undermines Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government.

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Landmark presidential election approaches in Honduras

The upcoming elections "will test whether Latin America's transition to democracy and social justice will be permitted to advance."

South African unions stage huge marches against road tolls

South Africans marched across the country in support of a trade union campaign against electronic tolling on motorways and privatizing roads.

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Around world, migrants demand right to stay home

The immigration debate in the United States usually treats the migration of people into this country as something unique. But it is not.

War zone extends to Colombian prisons

Negotiators at peace talks in Cuba between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are discussing political prisoners as part of their current agenda item.

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