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Rain is not only cause of Brazil disaster

Reports from Brazil charge that politics and real estate greed contributed to the worst  natural disaster in the country's history.

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Thousands of Israelis march against “witch-hunt”

Center and left Israelis, including political parties and human rights organizations, warn that Israel hasn't learned the lessons of the 1950s McCarthyite hysteria in the U.S.

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Floods raise major implications for Australia's future

Australia's Guardian newspaper writes the devastating floods in Australia raise major implications for the nation on water management, agriculture and fossil fuels that feed global warming/climate change.

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Trial of Posada Carriles starts in Texas

On Monday January 10, the trial of Luis Posada Carriles began in the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Posada is seen in most of Latin America as a terrorist, responsible for many deaths.  Yet he is only being tried on two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice, one of naturalization fraud and seven of lying to immigration authorities.

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Send greetings to the Cuban Five

Still, there are five innocent anti-terrorist fighters sitting in U.S. prison, and it's important to keep their spirits up.

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A blind eye for terror in Colombia

In Washington, business interests are pushing the Obama administration to submit a U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement for congressional approval. Yet terror prevails under the new regime of President Juan Manuel Santos

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World Notes: Cuba, Spain and more

Cuba: Infant Mortality rate hits new low, Spain: An end to armed conflict by Basque separatists? Palestine: Civilians under siege, Afghanistan: Grim death toll statistics, Tunisia: Protests continue, spread to neighboring Algeria, South Africa: Zuma speech has unifying effect

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Student strike in Puerto Rico met with repression

College students in Puerto Rico are on strike against the neoliberal education policies implenmented by the country's conservative and right-wing governor.

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Governor's murder is crime against Pakistani people, too

The following is a statement issued by the Communist Party of Pakistan on the day of the murder of Governor Salmaan Taseer.

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Cuba retools its socialism

Cuba is charting a new socialist course, asking "What is socialism, if not to give well-being to the people and redistribute the resources in the best way possible?"

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