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Big Oil may rob Canada of jobs

There is growing concern that Canada is rapidly becoming a petro-state. And in this shift, manufacturing jobs are disappearing.

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Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

Aysen protest groups coalesced under the slogan "Aysen, your problem is my problem." The government in Santiago received their demands on February 25.

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Woman who slapped chancellor nominated for German presidency

The "Nazi Hunter" Klarsfeld will be the only candidate opposing "Stasi Hunter" Joachim Gauck.

Natural resources exploitation in Latin America violates human rights

Argos, fifth largest cement producer in Latin America, used paramilitary groups to force farm families off land thereby expediting land transfers.

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Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn probed for ties to prostitution, pimping

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been arrested and released again, this time in connection with a prostitution scandal.

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U.S. ally Qatar propped up by exploited immigrant workers

Qatar is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, yet the majority of its population are immigrant workers who are harshly exploited with few rights.

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Monsanto found guilty of poisoning French farmer

"I am alive today," said Francois, now 47. "But part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this."

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Huge protests as Greek Parliament votes for austerity

The Greek Parliament early Monday morning approved austerity measures demanded by European bankers and financiers.

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Was Islamophobia to blame for the resignation of Germany's president?

President Christian Wulff resigns! This has been in the making since December, so it was no surprise but rather a drawn out misery.

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Honduran resistance group forms political party

Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance gathered in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 11-12, to launch a political party. The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe.

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