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Chilean president Bachelet campaigns for 'transformative role of women'

"Women are able to do much more if they are equal and can be agents of social change," Michelle Bachelet said at the Wilson Institute in Washington Thursday.


U.S. project of regime change in Cuba is still on

U.S. intervention masked as "democracy promotion" violates any pretense of normal U.S.-Cuban relations.


Bayer-Monsanto merger can't erase Nazi chemists' past

Our correspondent in Berlin explores Bayer's troubled past and its links with the Nazis' most notorious death camp - Auschwitz.


For 25th year, Cuba seeks UN resolution on blockade

Cuba reports to the General Assembly so members can see the blockade through Cuban eyes. In 2015, 191 nations voted to end it; not the U.S. and Israel.


Brazilian Congress ousts chief plotter of legislative coup against Rousseff

But Cunha is also threatening to bring down a large number of his colleagues, including former allies.


India made labor history with the world’s largest general strike

Half the Indian population are deprived of the basics of life such as food, energy, housing, drinking water, sanitation, health care, education and social security.


Eyewitness accounts of Temer government’s violence against protests

The smoke and gas bombs were intense, it is very difficult to run and breathe; police target alternative press cars that try to take their equipment into the protests.


This week in history: International Literacy Day at half-century mark

UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day under the banner "Reading the Past, Writing the Future."


Ousted Dilma Rousseff to Brazilians: Believe in democracy, dream of justice

In a defiant speech, Rousseff asks Brazilians to resist the coup and fight the gutting of progressive policies.


Iran: Unions face daily state brutality

What is the state of the trade union movement in Iran? Is the labour law properly implemented in Iran?

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