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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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Chilean communists take a hit as protests mount

A group of 50 self proclaimed, "rebel students" on September 12 attacked the Santiago offices of the Chilean Communist Party's (CP) Central Committee.

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Justice Department cites abuses by police in Puerto Rico

A new U.S. Department of Justice report sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights.

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