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European activists move in for deathblow on TTIP trade deal after leak

Leaked internal drafts of TTIP show that corporations are still lobbying for the right to sue governments for lost profits.

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Vietnam navigates global competition, free trade in quest for development

30 years into a program of "renewal" of its socialist system, Vietnam faces a world dominated by free trade agreements, competition, and global capital.

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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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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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Venezuela elections a low point in history

It was the first national Bolivarian electoral loss in 17 years, and a palpable sense of betrayal and sorrow has swept over the supporters of Chavez' successor, President Maduro.

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Latin Americans celebrate putting brakes on neo-liberal agenda

The Bolivarian countries have made great advances in fighting poverty, inequality and racial and gender discrimination as well as improving schools, health care and housing for their people.

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Future of the BRICS

The BRICS group created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund to finance infrastructure projects and head off future economic crises.

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Maduro: Brics summit will change the world order

Brics creating a development bank with $100 billion starting capital using local currencies instead of U.S. dollar.

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"The Beast" claims six fatalities in Mexico train disaster

The train was one of several Mexican and Central American immigrants call "la Bestia"  --  "the beast." It goes from Southern Mexico northward to Mexico's Northern border with the United States.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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