On Dec. 20, Spaniards went to the polls for elections to the Cortes, the bicameral parliament.
For Cubans, January 1, 1959, marks the "triumph of the revolution." That day revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro gained state power.
As 2015 wound down, the left wing Bolivarian "pink tide" in Latin America suffered two serious setbacks, both of which are sobering results that have it reassessing political tactics.
Today, December 18, is officially recognized by the United Nations as International Migrants' Day.
On December 20, 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco became the first country in the world to recognize U.S. independence.
There are now "agreements" on agrarian rights, illegal drugs, political participation, and victims.
On December 17, 1790, 225 years ago, one of the wonders of the Western Hemisphere was uncovered.
On Dec. 16 the people of Haiti will mark the 25th anniversary of their first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The "Bolivarian" left has suffered two traumatic electoral defeats in recent weeks.
The left in Argentina and Venezuela is in emergency mobilization mode to prevent electoral defeats from becoming disasters for workers and others.