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Out with that old, say many Spanish voters

Left-wing party Podemos supporters hold letters reading \”Remontada\” (\”Recovery\”) in a meeting other family members . in the official electoral campaign, in Valencia, on Dec. 18, 2015. (Jos Jordan/AFP)

BARCELONA, Spain C As they simply voted on Sunday, many Spaniards let rip their anger with the two parties that have already alternated power for decades — …

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US candidate Bernie Sanders sues party as Democrats on verge of open warfare

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders within the second Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)

WASHINGTON, D.C. C U.S.?Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ campaign filed case against his party, generating potentially fiery showdown with rival and frontrunner Hillary Clinton at their prime-time televised debate on Saturday.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Thursday temporarily …

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Football: Day of FIFA reckoning for Blatter, Platini

A file photo taken on May 29, 2015 shows FIFA ex-President Sepp Blatter,left, shaking hands with UEFA ex-President Michel Platini after being re-elected carrying out a vote to pick out the FIFA presidency in Zurich. (Michael Buholzer/AFP)

ZURICH, Switzerland?—?FIFA’s ethics watchdog will on Monday give a verdict against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini with both facing …

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Brazil’s ban on WhatsApp is lifted a lot less than A day after it began

For illustrative purposes. (Alberto Font/TheTico Times)

RIO DE JANEIRO – The day after a Brazilian judge ordered the suspension within the WhatApp cellphone chat and voice service for Two days, reducing scores of users collected from one of from the country’s hottest communication services, another judge overturned the ban.

Brazilians had joined in black humor and outrage …

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Presidential fashion: Best 5 outfits President Sols sported in 2015

President Luis Guillermo Sols at the 150th anniversary with the Costa Rican firefighters in July 2015. ((Via Twitter))

Clothes result in the man, the phrase goes, and President Luis Guillermo Sols took the adage to heart at the moment.?Being president is a political and ceremonial post in C . r ., which?suggests that besides wearing smart …

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Yearly in the evening starts, little sign of Nicaragua canal

A man digs sand with the Brito River, the planned beginning point to your interoceanic Nicaragua Canal. (Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times)

RIVAS, Nicaragua?—?Last year, to much fanfare, a Chinese consortium thinking of generating a canal across Nicaragua to rival the century-old one inch neighboring Panama started initial start using a target completion date of 2020.

Today, however, …

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Argentina’s Macri spars with Venezuela in first trip abroad

Argentina\’s President Mauricio Macri and Brazil\’s President Dilma Rousseff until the family photo from the 49th Summit of Presidents of Mercosur in Luque, Paraguay, on Dec. 21, 2015. (Miguel Rojo/AFP )

ASUNCIN, Paraguay C?Argentine President Mauricio Macri, as part of his first trip abroad since assuming office, inserted himself into a universal dispute by calling for …

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Costa Rica’s 5 top political fiascos of 2015

Dismissed Culture Minister Elizabeth Fonseca and FIA Director Inti Picado bore the brunt of criticism for the failed organization on the 2015 International Arts Festival. ((From Casa Presidencial))

It\’s been a bruiser of any fresh in office for Panama and nicaragua , President Luis Guillermo Sol