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Poverty fuels the Dominican-Haitian conflict

The dispute on the status of descendants of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic is now the subject of negotiations hosted by Nicolas Maduro. 

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“GroKo” Politics - No real change for Germany

 Some have suggested the German "Word of the Year" should be "whistleblower" - in the escalating Denglish language here breezily called "Neu-Deutsch" ("New German").

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Political jailings, killings mount in Colombia

Already assassins had killed activist rapper Gerson Martínez, community leader Giovanny Leiton, Leiton's life partner, and unionist Ever Luis Marin Rolong. 

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New left-wing party forms in Mexico

A new left-wing party led by former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will soon appear on the ballot in Mexico.

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South Sudan: Communists speak out on crisis

In spite of efforts to get talks going, fighting continues between factions aligned with President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar.

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Agrarian-based oligarchy exerts control over post-coup Paraguay

The so-called "legal" coup that removed Fernando Lugo from power set the stage for large agricultural corporations to establish control over Paraguay's government.

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Cuba – 55 years of ideas and truth

On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55th anniversary of their revolution's victory.

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Mexican lawmakers OK privatization of nation’s oil industry

The measure will allow foreign multinational corporations to explore, drill and sell Mexican oil and gas.

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Sewage overruns Gaza

For over a month the streets of the largest Palestinian city, Gaza, have been overrun with sewage and now are being covered with icy flood waters.

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Unhappy International Migrants Day

Migrants, who arrive by the thousands in Lampedusa fleeing war and insecurity in Africa/Syria, are shown being stripped naked and hosed down by authorities. 

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