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Canada’s social democrats drop centrist leader, open debate on left-wing manifesto

Delegates to the federal convention of the New Democratic Party voted to drop their leader Tom Mulcair.

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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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This week in history: Puerto Rican independentista José de Diego born

Diego was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.

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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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‘Panama Papers’ to expose global capitalist shell game

The total fallout from the Panama Papers cannot be predicted, but it's already a topic of conversation going into the Russian elections.

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Republicans plan Detroit-style emergency manager for Puerto Rico

Last year, Puerto Rico's governor announced that the island now has an unpayable debt of about $72 billion.

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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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Action demanded as another environmental activist murdered in Honduras

Another indigenous environmental activist, Nelson Garcia, was killed in Honduras on March 15.

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