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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.

Venezuela’s new labor law “first in transition to socialism”

The legislation reduces the work week to 40 hours and seeks to abolish private sub-contracted labor in the country.

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World communist parties: "Socialism is the future"

"Socialism is the future" was the theme of a meeting here of communist and workers parties from 59 countries last month.

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Thoughts from China: Socialism, a work in progress

The government in Beijing plans to raise the minimum wage by 15 percent every year for the next five years.

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Celebration marks 32nd anniversary of Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution

Thirty-two years ago, a Marxist-led national liberation movement forever changed the history and political dynamics of Nicaragua.

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Cuban Communist Party congress recalls victories, projects more

At the Cuban Communist Party's sixth congress, it was an occasion for remembering and rededication.

Communist Party of Egypt resumes open political activities

The Communist Party of Egypt has once again become an important voice in the secular opposition.

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