In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.
Cuba announced a half million lay-offs this week. International affairs writer Emile Schepers gives some context and history to the announcement.
On September 3 as drizzle gave way to early morning sun, ex- President Fidel Castro, "Commander of the Cuban Revolution," discussed the threat of worldwide war
Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.
Recently, on a rainy day in London, a group of people assembled at Highgate cemetery at Karl Marx' gravesite to commemorate the 192nd anniversary of his birth.
At the second congress of Die Linke, The Left, on Saturday, 558 delegates disappointed media "experts" by sticking together and moving ahead.
For the people, a revolution makes a difference.
"The colonial state died. The new pluri-national, autonomous, and solidarity-based state is being born," asserted President Evo Morales at his inauguration January 22, after being elected along with Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera to a new five year term.
The stakes were high for President Evo Morales going into presidential and legislative elections on December 6.
If nothing else, the "First International Meeting of Parties of the Left" in Caracas last week was ambitious.