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The Miami Herald
Chile's Bachelet courts Communists for big reforms
In this April 13, 2013 file photo, Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet smiles as she speaks to supporters after being officially named as candidate for the presidency by the Socialist Party and the Party for Democracy in Santiago, Chile.
People's Daily Online
France allows same-sex marriage, adoption
After lengthy and hot debate, France's legislators gave the green light to same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, the Socialists' strongest social reform that sparked series of violent protests and homophobic attacks.
Chile's slow thaw: Benny Pollack on the 'NO' campaign
Pollack had been heavily involved in Chilean politics while the regime was in power, and published a book, Revolutionary Social Democracy - The Chilean Socialist Party, in 1986.
A left-wing government in Portugal? Don't hold your breath
A few months ago, the prospect of a new general election in Portugal was remote, but deepening austerity and the mistakes made by the right-wing government are changing public opinion.