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Brazil Chamber of Deputies votes to impeach Rousseff, but struggle isn’t over

The much anticipated vote on the impeachment of Rousseff took place in a raucous atmosphere of shouting, pushing and posturing. 

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Venezuela’s socialist government, besieged, finds worldwide support

They are dealing with inflation, difficulties in importing goods, falling oil prices, and worsening economic recession.

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Vietnam cares for its veterans

Vietnam spends 25 percent of its national budget providing pensions and social services to the nine million people who are veterans or related to them.

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Vietnam places a high value on education

Today, primary education is compulsory and tuition "free," and according to statistics, the national literacy rate in Vietnam has reached 97.3 percent for those aged 15-50.

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Colombian prisoner David Ravelo speaks to North Americans

Prisoner David Ravelo presented two reports that offer a local and intensely personal perspective on struggle in Colombia for rights and survival.

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French right-wing party in hot water over Panama Papers

We now know that two "allies" of Front National's leader Marine Le Pen, have been named in the Panama Papers.

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Left shut out in Peru presidential runoff; only right-wing candidates remain

The April vote was held under conditions of instability and confusion. 

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Former Cuban Five prisoners teach about solidarity and Cuba

They are expressing thanks for solidarity on their behalf and discussing what the Cuban Revolution means today in a crisis-filled world.

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Zuma impeachment rebuffed, but calls for removal intensify

Events commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the assasination of Chris Hani were held throughout South Africa over the weekend.

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At Tu Du Hospital, optimism remains high despite challenges

Tu Du Hospital has received and raised 500 children who live with the results of birth defects and other injuries from chemical warfare in Vietnam.

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