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Chilean student leaders inspire U.S. activists

Chilean student leaders Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman visit the United States.

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Protests in Panama against privatization scheme, child killed

Protests against a privatization scheme in Panama's second city, Colon, have resulted in many arrests and the death of a 9 year old boy and two others.

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Carter: Chance for peace is 'vanishing'

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter warned during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday that the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian peace is "vanishing."

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Cuba drops most restrictions on foreign travel

The Cuban government announced new policies on foreign travel from Cuba to take effect January 14, 2013. Cubans may leave the island for any purpose on presentation of a valid passport and an entry visa,

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French president recognizes 1961 massacre of Algerians, right cries “Lie!”

A traumatic event in the life of a friend of mine occurred in October 1961, when she was visiting Paris.

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Mexico's labor law reform sparks massive protests

A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico's streets.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

Burden of Colombian past weighs on peace negotiations

Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.

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Indigenous protesters killed in Guatemala

The protesters were met by elements of the armed forces and the National Civil Police, who, evidently ordered to disperse them, opened fire, resulting in the deaths and injuries.

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