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Czech young communists meet after four-year ban

Young Czech communists met in Prague on Saturday for their first congress since the government banned their organisation nearly four years ago.

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World Notes: UN, Yemen, Cuba

Women's equality under study at UN, Yemen conflict eases but instability continues, Cuba state visit zeroes in on U.S. blockade.

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Mexican labor leader takes message to Washington

Humberto Montes de Oca of the Mexican Electricians' Union (SME) was on his way to Washington to lodge a complaint with NAFTA authorities over labor violations.

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World Notes

United Nations, Britain, Mongolia, Argentina, Iraq, Cuba

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Jyoti Basu, great son of India, dies at 95

Jyoti Basu, a grand man of Indian politics and socialist movement who enjoyed tremendous popularity and respect, died Jan. 17 at age 95.

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UN panel exonerates Guatemalan president in bizarre murder-suicide

On Jan. 12, there was a bizarre twist in the investigation by a special UN panel of the death of a right-wing attorney last year. According to the UN sponsored International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg actually tricked two of his nephews into getting a hit man to assassinate him.

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Chilean communists win seats for first time since Allende

Seven of eight million registered voters (88%) turned out for Chile's December general elections, and the results made news worldwide.

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Recent attacks in Europe expose racist underbelly

Resurgent racism manifested by death threats and violence cropped up last month in Italy and Hungary.

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In South America, left-wing presidents face military aggression

Two leftist South American presidents are under the gun.

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Conservative presidential candidate takes Chilean vote

Presidential and congressional elections on Dec. 13 were bad news for the Chilean left and working class.

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