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Left biggest winner in Uruguay election, but runoff needed

In Uruguay, the presidential runoff is both a family matter and an ideological confrontation.

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Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff re-elected in close vote

Rousseff won most of Brazil's  26 states including Minas Gerais, Neves' home state where she was the governor from 2003 to 2010.

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Germany continues along austerity track

Tragic when it doesn't occur to an economics minister that needed investments in infrastructure and education could be made if only taxes on the upper class were increased.

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Ebola and the challenge to humanity

President of Cuba Raul Castro opening remarks at the Special ALBA Summit on Ebola.

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Why the U.S. concealed its chemical weapons role in Iraq

From 2004 to 2011, the Pentagon covered up injuries to U.S. troops in Iraq from chemical weaponry supplied to Saddam Hussein in the 80s by the U.S. and other countries.

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Mexico student teachers still missing, reverberations continue

In the Mexican Congress and among the public, government statements about the incident are being met with scorn.

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Ukraine fascists turn against right-wing government

The demand by the Ukrainian far right that UPA be recognized as a patriotic force means the results of World War II would be officially reinterpreted in favor of the Axis.

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Female Nobel winners are rare: One was a British communist

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani female education activist, shot but never silenced by the Taliban, became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

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Duvalier: Dead but not gone

Jean-Claude Duvalier, responsible for the death of thousands and theft of millions, who moved openly in the society of Haitian elites, died Oct. 4 a free man.

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Globalization and NAFTA caused migration from Mexico

U.S. trade and immigration policy are linked. They are part of a single system, not separate and independent policies.

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