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Rwanda releases U.S. lawyer Erlinder

Progressive U.S. lawyer Peter Erlinder has been freed from jail in Rwanda and may be returning to the United States within the next few days.

José Luís Centella leads Spanish Communist delegation to Cuba

As a U.S. and European media campaign, orchestrated particularly by right wing Spanish publications, reached full throttle, José Luis Centella demanded an end to the European Union's so-called "Common Position," which conditions any full European opening to the island on Cuban protection of human rights.

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World Notes: Greece, Honduras, Western Sahara

Greek workers reject cuts, new U.S. base for Honduras, rights abuses in Western Sahara.

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10th World Social Forum in Porto Alegre

The 10th World Social Forum opened on Jan. 26 in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre with a call for activists across the world to "unite to change the world.

Persecuted Middle East gays hope for resettlement

In Iran, there is a three to four day gap between when an individual is reported to the police for being homosexual, and when the police arrive to arrest that individual. Most flee before the police arrive, making such preparations as they can and becoming refugees. Iranians don't need visas to enter Turkey, so that is a common destination. Most refugees flee over the mountains, a grueling trek.

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