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Corruption scandals roil Guatemala and Honduras

Massive corruption scandals in two key allies of the U.S. in Central America are producing large demonstrations calling for the resignations of their presidents.

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Today in history: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty is signed in 1972

The U.S. and USSR agreed not to build defensive missile systems and thus to limit escalation of the nuclear arms race.

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Kenya’s sorrow: the U.S. connection

Absent from most of the mainstream American media was an examination of exactly what role the U.S. has played in Somalia over the past decade.

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U.S. moves against Venezuela make for rough Summit of the Americas

The possibility of confrontational situations at the summit is now very high, and can only be diffused by the retraction of the anti-Venezuela statement and sanctions.

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South American nations to Obama: Revoke sanctions against Venezuela!

The Union of South American Nations has called on President Obama to revoke sanctions he imposed by executive order March 9 against Venezuela.

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Cuban 5 prisoner and Ebola-fighting doctor give each other strength

Correspondence between political prisoner Gerardo Hernández and Cuban doctor Rotceh Ríos Molina, part of the team fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

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Again, UN General Assembly rejects U.S anti-Cuban blockade

The UN General Assembly voted Oct. 28 for the 23rd consecutive year on a Cuba resolution calling upon the United States to end its economic blockade against the island.

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Iran and U.S. cooperating on ISIS fight? Not as far-fetched as it seems

Iraqi President Fuad Masum was asked whether it was U.S. airstrikes, with Iraqi fighters and Iranian militiamen, that helped liberate the town of Amerli. He confirmed that it was.

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Amid Haiti election dispute, ex-President Aristide under house arrest

There is a great degree of suspiciousness about how announced legislative elections for October 26 will be carried out.

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War talk re Syria ratchets up

But it is spurring worries of another misguided U.S. military undertaking, escalating war and chaos, with the people of the region bearing the brunt.

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