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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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New Nepal PM faces daunting peace task

Nepal elected Maoist Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister following the brief administration Jhalanath Khanal, who resigned after failing to advance a peace process and new constitution.

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Slovak government on anti-communist rampage

New legislation could end up sending members of the country's Communist Party and other leftists to prison for up to three years because of their beliefs and speech.

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Cuban-trained American doctor helps save lives in Haiti

Raising the dead with dopamine: An American doctor, graduate of Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine, devotes his residency to healing the people of Haiti.

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