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Venezuelan Hip-Hop Takes On Police Corruption

The song by Venezuelan rappers Apache y Canserbero tackles the rampant police corruption plaguing their country — but with a light touch.
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South Africans Cheer Mandela, Jeer President Jacob Zuma

The current South African leader was expecting to bask in the reflected glory of Nelson Mandela. But when Zuma appeared at the beloved Mandela's memorial service, he was booed at every turn. It represented the democracy Mandela championed — and the public's deep discontent with scandal-ridden Zuma.
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Police Move In As Protests Continue In Kiev

The ongoing anti-government protests in Kiev, Ukraine, seem to be cresting toward new confrontations between police and demonstrators as the numbers of both are increasing.
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South Africans Line The Streets For Mandela Procession

Renee Montagne talks with Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about South Africa's 10-day goodbye to Nelson Mandela. His body will lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the scene of his presidential inauguration in 1994.
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Does Obama-Castro Handshake Signify Shifting Relations?

Shortly before eulogizing Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday, President Obama shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro and set off much discussion about a possible shift in U.S.-Cuba relations. David Greene talks to Dan Restrepo, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former adviser to Obama on Latin America.
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It's The End Of The Road For VW's Iconic Van

The iconic Volkswagen van goes out of production this month in Brazil because of new government-imposed safety requirements. Some of the last of the hippy buses are now rolling off the line.
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Venezuela's Maduro Declares 'Great Victory' After Elections

Nationwide elections in Venezuela have provided some breathing room for President Nicolas Maduro, who has been struggling with skyrocketing inflation and shortages of basic goods. Opposition parties had hoped to deal a stinging blow to Maduro, but instead he proclaimed victory and pledged to deepen the socialist revolution, including more government measures to control the economy.
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What's The Interim Iran Nuclear Deal Really Worth?

Renee Montage talks to David Cohen, the U.S. undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, about the sanctions against Iran and their role in curtailing the Iranian nuclear program.
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Kerry Urges Lawmakers To Hold Off On Iran Sanctions

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on lawmakers not to impose further sanctions in Iran as negotiations on reining in Tehran's nuclear program continue. Iranian officials have said new sanctions would kill off any hope of a final deal between Iran and world powers.
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To Thy Own Selfie Be True, But Not In All Places At All Times

President Obama and other world leaders take a "selfie" at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, and first lady Michelle Obama seems less than thrilled with the president's posing.

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