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The Bolivarian crisis: Is Latin America’s “pink tide” receding?

Two hundred years after Simón Bolívar decreed slavery's end, the modern-day leftist movement named for him appears to be stalling across Latin America.

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Vietnam navigates global competition, free trade in quest for development

30 years into a program of "renewal" of its socialist system, Vietnam faces a world dominated by free trade agreements, competition, and global capital.

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Socialism plus markets: Vietnam’s chosen path

Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty.

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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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China’s new five-year plan could leave workers behind

Workers hit the streets last week demanding back pay and to protest against wage cuts and the possibility of unemployment.

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Are Europe’s left victories a triumph or a trap?

Over the past year, left and center-left parties have taken control of two European countries and hold the balance of power in a third.

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Bolivia’s socialist government seeks referendum approval; U.S. intervenes

Over ten years, Morales and his supporters have molded a socialist and anti-imperialist government whose future will be affected by the outcome. 

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Cuba: Pope takes mass and visits Fidel

The Pope completed his visit to Cuba and was welcomed to the U.S. today.

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Vietnam alarmed by conflict in South China Sea

The United States has never ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the peaceful means to settle disputes.

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Cuba's worker cooperatives: "We decide what to do here"

The cooperatives democratically manage state property which has been loaned to them; this promotes economic incentives for the workers and decentralizes economic authority.

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