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World communist parties debate strategy for the road ahead

Attended by representatives of 75 parties in 63 countries, this meeting featured vigorous discussion about the role and policies of communist parties in today's world.

Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low

The Cuban ministry of health released new statistics that show that the country's infant mortality rate has hit a record low, placing it far ahead of the U.S.

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Audio: Debates in the world communist movement

On Jan. 21, another exciting People's World teleconference took place.

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South Africa, then and now

In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.

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The New York Times describes an East German model city -- and is fair!

The author did not embroider what she saw or heard. The result did tend to make me angry, but not because of prejudice or dishonesty; it was because of the story she told.

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Book review: "Cuba and its Neighbors - Democracy in Motion"

"Cuba and its Neighbors - Democracy in Motion" enables the reader to broaden his or her understanding of Cuban political life.

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Raul Castro elected to final term as president of Cuba

Raul Castro was elected to his second term as Cuban president February 24, but he said it would be his last.

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Rocky road to Venezuela presidential elections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, winner of elections in 2000 and 2006 by overwhelming majorities, is heavily favored in voting set for October 7.

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Winds of change blow strong in Cuban colleges

Many regard Cuba's success in making education accessible and socially useful to have been a prime achievement of the Cuban Revolution.

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Cuba's new, experimental urban cooperatives

The plan is to develop 222 urban cooperatives throughout the island: food service ventures, agricultural markets, technical and personal services, fisheries, and water management services.

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