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Today in history: Morocco is the first country to recognize the U.S.

On December 20, 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco became the first country in the world to recognize U.S. independence.

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FARC and Colombian government near successful conclusion of peace talks

There are now "agreements" on agrarian rights, illegal drugs, political participation, and victims. 

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Remembering: The Aztec calendar stone is uncovered

On December 17, 1790, 225 years ago, one of the wonders of the Western Hemisphere was uncovered.

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Haiti: Massive electoral fraud ignored

On Dec. 16 the people of Haiti will mark the 25th anniversary of their first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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Left wins parliamentary elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The "Bolivarian" left has suffered two traumatic electoral defeats in recent weeks.

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Latin American left moves to prevent defeats from becoming disasters

The left in Argentina and Venezuela is in emergency mobilization mode to prevent electoral defeats from becoming disasters for workers and others.

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Portugal: the left takes charge

Instead of head-on confrontation, the left is trying to maneuver while strengthening its base by improving people's lives.

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Income inequality nurturing terrorism in the Middle East

U.S. policies have resulted in a small number of Middle East monarchs controlling some 60-70 percent of the region's oil wealth.

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Burkina Faso: Coup general faces prosecution in Sankara death

Charges have finally been filed in the killing 28 years ago of Burkina Faso's former president, Thomas Sankara.

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Saudi Arabia is stumbling

Its first stumble was a strategic decision last fall to undermine competitors by upping oil production and, thus, lowering the price.

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