December

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Mexican lawmakers OK privatization of nation’s oil industry

The measure will allow foreign multinational corporations to explore, drill and sell Mexican oil and gas.

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Sewage overruns Gaza

For over a month the streets of the largest Palestinian city, Gaza, have been overrun with sewage and now are being covered with icy flood waters.

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Unhappy International Migrants Day

Migrants, who arrive by the thousands in Lampedusa fleeing war and insecurity in Africa/Syria, are shown being stripped naked and hosed down by authorities. 

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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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