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WORLD NOTES: Hungary, Afghanistan, Philippines, Canada, Colombia, Cuba

Hungary: Economy fells prime minister Afghanistan: People’s needs still neglected Philippines: Protests mount against U.S. military Canada: Movement grows vs. deportations Colombia: FARC promotes prisoner exchange Cuba: Chernobyl rescue anniversary marked

Anti-communists attack Moldova parliament

Anti-communists stormed Moldova's parliament on Tuesday, hurling computers through windows and setting fire to furniture in a violent demonstration against what they claimed were fraudulent elections.

U.S. economic policy faces a defiant planet

As President Obama begins his first European tour this week, starting with the G20 economic summit, he’s finding that much of the rest of the world has suddenly become quite uppity.

Solidarity from Brazil to Madagascar

If you’re in southeastern Brazil and miss the People’s Weekly World, go to the farmlands and stop by the offices of Camoneses Sem Terra, a landless peasant association. You’ll be able to read PWW articles on their classroom’s blackboard.

Israels accidental prime minister

Ehud Olmert would probably never have made it to the office of prime minister of Israel were it not for two events related to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: the creation of Kadima and Sharon's stroke and subsequent coma. As an excuse for not implementing the roadmap, Olmert used the 'Abbas is a weak leader' mantra that had been trotted out by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on numerous occasions. Yet it was Olmert who rendered Abbas weak by not being courageous enough to do what is necessary for peace.

COMMENTARY: Communism: a viable alternative?

Let's get one thing out of the way to begin with: history is back in fashion. A generation on from Francis Fukuyama's claim that the fall of the Soviet Union marked the 'end of history', the epoch of liberal capitalism and the free market fell apart in spectacular style during a few short months last autumn. As jobs disappear and anger rises, the bare bones of ideology that prop up the present system are exposed.

Drug cartel violence has political, economic roots

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- Recent media reports about Mexico picture a country near collapse, with police and army outgunned by well-armed and organized drug cartels. U.S. government travel warnings speak of “small unit combat” taking place against cartel units equipped with uniforms, heavy automatic weapons and even grenades.

El Salvador's FMLN candidate wins presidency, calls for unity

SAN SALVADOR March 16 (Prensa Latina) In his first message to the nation, El Salvador's President-Elect Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation (FMLN), called for reconciliation and national unity.

Opinion: Lou Dobbs goes loco

Washington, DC — Is anti-immigrant rabble-rouser and CNN loudmouth Lou Dobbs losing his marbles? At a minimum, he is losing whatever last shreds of credibility he used to possess.

Cuba studies stem cells, stroke cure

Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Important studies of neural transplants with stem cells for the treatment of brain infarctions were presented in the 2009 International Conference of Neurological Restoration meeting in this capital.

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