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General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.

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In a first, U.S. allows Cuban envoy to travel to Ohio

It was first time in 10 years that the U.S. has permitted Cuba's highest ranking diplomat to travel away from the Washington D.C. area.

Uprising against authoritarian regime is renewed in Egypt's streets

Since Mubarak's departure, Egyptians have been frustrated in their desire for a democratic transformation.

Spain: crushing right-wing victory as economy teeters at brink

As expected, the Nov. 20 election to the the Spanish parliament was a massive defeat for the ruling Socialist Workers' Party

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Sandinista landslide in Nicaragua elections

Nicaraguans lined up last weekend to cast their ballot in the nation's first presidential election since the Supreme Court abolished term limits in 2009.

Colombia’s students defend public education, join worldwide movement

Colombian students are rejecting a government proposal aimed at privatizing public higher education. Students are demanding an alternative education that's democratic, free, and serves the great majority.

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Guatemala once more under “hard hand” after election runoff?

The Patriotic Party's General Otto Perez Molina, the one with the hard hand, won with 53.7 percent over the execution-happy businessman.

New Honduran political party weighs in against chaos and crime

Killings and crime make present day Honduras look like the former U.S. "wild west." Yet the "sheriffs" - read police and armed forces - are in cahoots with the bad guys.

Build solidarity among 99 percent to change economic system

The protest against poverty and disparity that started in Wall Street in New York has spread to many other cities in the United States as well as abroad.

Ugandan opposition warns of assassination plot after leader's arrest

Uganda's largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change claimed that a plot to assassinate leader Kizza Besigye was under way.

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