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Panama Papers and Latin America: The elephant in the room

In the latest development in the Panama Papers drama, police in San Salvador raided the offices of the law firm of Mossack Fonseca, one of the main players in the scandal.  

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Puerto Rican Assembly bucks GOP plan; imposes moratorium on debt payments

This article is an update on the fast-developing situation surrounding the economic crisis in Puerto Rico

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Amid political storm, will Brazil drift into oligarchy?

Supporters of the center-left government of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party marched in a score of Brazilian cities to oppose a coup.

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China’s new five-year plan could leave workers behind

Workers hit the streets last week demanding back pay and to protest against wage cuts and the possibility of unemployment.

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Cubans look to U.S. example to fix racism? Not so fast

A New York Times reporter claims the visit of an African-descended U.S. president to the island could help end silence on an issue which he thinks persists.

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A terrible beauty: Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

It is a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized strong points in downtown Dublin, to be joined by maybe a thousand more.

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Hilarity and tragedy: The Jewish holiday of Purim 5776/2016

Purim festivities emphasize the historic struggle of a people for survival and pride, and this takeaway from the holiday can't be forgotten.

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Iranian regime keeps progressive women off the ballot

Smoke and mirrors regarding elections must not be allowed to divert activists from the reality of life in the Islamic Republic.

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Spain’s election stalemate continues; social democrats refuse compromise

The effort by Pedro Sánchez to form a government brings to mind the story of the hunter who goes into the forest with one bullet in his rifle.

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New trade agreements: Potential for great harm or transnational unity

On February 4, the United States and 11 other countries in the "Pacific Rim" signed the controversial Transpacific Partnership.

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