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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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Left government possible in Spain, but social democrats divided

After weeks of political wrangling saw no party win a majority, an arrangement to install a social democratic-led government now appears possible.

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Spain’s elections: Establishment parties punished, road ahead uncertain

On Dec. 20, Spaniards went to the polls for elections to the Cortes, the bicameral parliament. 

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Today in Latin American history: Mexican independence from Spain is declared

Mexico celebrates its independence on this date in 1810. 

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Europe's new barbarians

Austerity as a strategy is more than just throwing a scare into countries, it is also undermining the social contract between labor and capital that has characterized much of Europe for the past two generations.

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Tens of thousands join Podemos rally in Madrid

Around a quarter of a million people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by the populist Podemos party.

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Europe: The sky's not falling

"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."

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Obama and Europe’s meltdown

Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.

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Spanish miners' protest draws massive support

 Madrid saw a massive show of support for miners who are protesting austerity moves by Spain's  conservative government, which they say will completely destroy their hardscrabble livelihoods.

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Spanish Civil War vets’ legacy continues

The Spanish Civil War ended over 70 years ago. But families and supporters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade have never stopped their fight to end wars and crimes against humanity.

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