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After a long winter, tropical rain forest sounded lovely

I learned that the political left was influential in Costa Rica. But they were divided. A united left could form a winning coalition. The people of Costa Rica deserve nothing less.

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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador vows continued campaign vs. election fraud

Lopez Obrador said he will not recognize a ruling by the top electoral court that the July 1 Mexican presidential elections were fair and clean.

As rebels seize half of Mali, the whole Sahel region is destabilized

Tuareg separatist rebels and their shaky Islamist allies seized more than half of Mali, setting alarm bells ringing in all of West Africa and beyond.

Appeals urged to release Iranian teacher sentenced to death

CODIR is calling for pressure to on the government of of Iran in the case of a school teacher who has been sentenced to death.

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Syria: a way out

There are two tales about the crisis in Syria.

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Iranian people confront regime plus war threat

The political opposition is completely barred from the election. Almost all political groupings of democratic orientation have called for a boycott of the sham.

Egypt blocks National Endowment for Democracy

Egypt's military government announced recently that 43 people face prosecution on charges of using foreign money to influence Egyptian politics.

Britain's Morning Star feels no joy on queen's anniversary

Defenders of the status quo assert that the monarchy is largely symbolic or even little more than a tourist attraction, but its residual powers are real, extensive and undemocratic.

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Chilean communists take a hit as protests mount

A group of 50 self proclaimed, "rebel students" on September 12 attacked the Santiago offices of the Chilean Communist Party's (CP) Central Committee.

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British riots spurred by "greed is good" society

These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.

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