The goal for the Vietnamese Communist Party's 11th Party Congress was to “enhance the Party's leadership capacity and combativeness, promoting the nation's synergy, comprehensively boosting the doi moi (renovation) process, creating the fundamentals for Vietnam to basically become a modern-oriented industrial country by 2020.”
The oldest peson in Cuba, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with relatives and friends and attributes her health to the pure air of the countryside, a diet rich in meat and a "heart that has always been full of love."
Cuba is charting a new socialist course, asking "What is socialism, if not to give well-being to the people and redistribute the resources in the best way possible?"
A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.
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.