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Ecuador's social spending lifts many out of poverty

Since President Correa took office four years ago, 15.851 billion USD has been invested in public works.

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Deposed President Zelaya returns to Honduras

"Our cry is for return of all rights and guarantees of Honduran democracy," Zelaya told supporters. "We are heading for a constituent assembly to win back power."

Colombian court blocks witch-hunts

The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.

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Chavez's jailing of Colombian political refugee causes outrage

An arrest near Caracas triggered questions about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a socialist and protagonist of continent-wide emancipation knuckling under to Colombia.

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Reject terrorism, extradite Posada

The time is overdue for justice-minded people to organize to secure terrorist Luis Posada's extradition to Venezuela.

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Cuban Communist Party congress recalls victories, projects more

At the Cuban Communist Party's sixth congress, it was an occasion for remembering and rededication.

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Cuban communists elect new leaders, plan for changes

Party leaders stressed that even though some of the proposals may seem radical, their purpose is not to dismantle, but to strengthen Cuba's socialist system.

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Strike shakes up Bolivian government

President Evo Morales' socialist government is close to warding off a challenge to its staying power.

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Left advances in Peru's elections

The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.

Honduran resistance takes off

Two sets of realities are opposed: a small, wealthy, U.S.-backed minority and popular mobilization, always in the background, but now gathering new strength.

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