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Iranian people pay the price for crisis

Although millions of Iranians receive a monthly government payment to compensate for a cut in subsidies, the value of this is diminishing.

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Mali stalemate is dangerous dilemma for Africa

The probability of outside military intervention in the West African country of Mali has increased sharply.

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Wall Street Journal wailing over Chavez victory in Venezuela

The reelection, for a third term, of Venezuela's left wing president has set off wails of anguish in the right-wing media and political circles in the United States.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wins third term

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on October 7 overwhelmingly defeated Henrique Capriles, presidential candidate of the right-wing Roundtable of Democratic Unity Coalition.

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School of the Americas: key tool for empire

"How would you describe the School of the Americas?"  "As a school of assassins, torturers, and leaders of coups."

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Post-Fukushima Japan looking into fracking?

With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.

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Rocky road to Venezuela presidential elections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, winner of elections in 2000 and 2006 by overwhelming majorities, is heavily favored in voting set for October 7.

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Under death threats, Mexican labor leader leaves country

Blanca Velasquez left the country this month and suspended a two-year legal battle she has had with the government, according to the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center.


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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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Civilian deaths mount as U.S. drones strike Pakistan

A small sampling of media headlines points to a problem raised repeatedly by international, peace and human rights organizations.

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