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Today in history: Nelson Mandela's birthday

Mandela was elected South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against racist apartheid, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards world peace

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Red scare front and center in Colombia

At first glance, chaos and death in Colombia seem random.

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Marcha Patriotica takes shape in Colombia

Marchers, 100,000 of them, filled the Plaza Bolivar in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.

Portugal imposes "rule of lead," left wing charges

Portugal has become the first European country to approve the European Union's fiscal compact, known to critics as the "permanent austerity" treaty.

Iraqi Communist Party attacked

The attack on the Communist newspaper office occurred just before the eve of the Iraqi Communist Party's 78th anniversary.

Cuba's Communist Party holds national conference

While the Congress concentrated on recommendations applying to Cuba's economy, the conference dealt mostly with Party functioning.

Hungary's government lurches further to the right

Hungarian right-wing nationalism has its roots in the period between the two world wars.

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General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.

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Eclectic group of dramas make their debut

I'd like to discuss five disparate but memorable dramas that represent the rich choices available for viewers.

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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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