December

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Skater Boitano comes out, will represent U.S. at Olympics

Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

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South Africa, then and now

In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.

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Obama-Castro handshake has meaning

Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.

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Central African Republic: More bloody fruits of colonialism

It's the same old story, the Central African Republic is one of the richest countries in Africa and one of the poorest in the world. Vast wealth is extracted but not enough comes in to maintain stability and growth.

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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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Colombian peace a distant dream for David Ravelo and Credhos

Negotiations in Cuba between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) aimed at ending 50 years of war have continued now for a year.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: 1918 - 2013

The world mouns the passing of elder statemen and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.

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