David Crosby says he has health but no wealth
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Arts and Culture
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David Crosby says he has health but no wealth

Richard Leiby | The Washington Post - February 1, 2014

You can forgive David Crosby for not remembering the Washington-area venue he was playing in the summer of 1994 when his liver finally gave out after so…

Venezuela struggles with getting basic goods under Chávez’s successor
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela struggles with getting basic goods under Chávez’s successor

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - February 1, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela — On aisle seven, among the diapers and fabric softener, the socialist dreams of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez looked as ragged as the…

Colombia’s modest peace
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Crime
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Colombia’s modest peace

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian - February 1, 2014

BOMBOLO, Colombia – While Syria’s civil war and political crises in Thailand and Ukraine continue to dominate the headlines, Colombia’s government, led by President Juan Manuel Santos,…

INFOGRAPHIC: Unity candidates owe more back taxes than any other party
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INFOGRAPHIC: Unity candidates owe more back taxes than any other party

Zach Dyer - January 31, 2014

The Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) and the Workers’ Party (PT) don’t have a lot in common, besides owing more back taxes than any other political party.…

Costa Rica’s leftist surge isn’t new
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Latin America
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Costa Rica’s leftist surge isn’t new

John McPhaul - January 30, 2014

With all due respect to Agence France Presse, the left-right polarization in Costa Rica isn’t altogether unprecedented. In 1948, Communist Party leader Manuel Mora was the head…

UCR poll: Araya, Villalta, Solís neck-and-neck as campaigns close
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UCR poll: Araya, Villalta, Solís neck-and-neck as campaigns close

Matt Levin - January 29, 2014

Ruling party candidate Johnny Araya clings to a small lead, according to a poll released on Tuesday night, a day before a polling blackout rule kicks in.…

Leftist parties gaining ground as Costa Rica and El Salvador elections near
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Leftist parties gaining ground as Costa Rica and El Salvador elections near

María Isabel Sánchez | AFP - January 28, 2014

The rise of the left in Latin America could see reinforcement with a triumph by the Broad Front Party (FA) that would be historic in Costa Rica,…

Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer, dies at 94
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Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer, dies at 94

Bart Barnes | The Washington Post - January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger, a 20th-century troubadour who inspired and led a renaissance of folk music in the United States with his trademark five-string banjo and songs of love,…

Latin American summit opens in Cuba with attack on US spying
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Latin American summit opens in Cuba with attack on US spying

AFP - January 28, 2014

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban President Raúl Castro Tuesday railed against U.S. spying as he opened a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders, a group set up by…

Old questions dog candidates in Costa Rica’s final presidential debate
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Old questions dog candidates in Costa Rica’s final presidential debate

Zach Dyer - January 28, 2014

In the last debate before Costa Rica decides its next president (or at least whoever will make it to the second round), several leading candidates faced down…