Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.
Party leaders stressed that even though some of the proposals may seem radical, their purpose is not to dismantle, but to strengthen Cuba's socialist system.
The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.
A super-strong telescope, to be constructed nearly half a mile below the earth's surface and more than a mile in length, may be able to look into the distant past - to see the Big Bang.
The Japanese Communist Party has called on all successive governments to make a drastic change in the atomic energy administration and has opposed additional construction plans.
In spite of possible fraud Haiti's Provisional Elections Council recently announced Michel Martelly has apparently won the runoff elections by a landslide over former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.
Jimmy Carter, during a three-day visit to Cuba this week, called for a release of the Cuban Five and an end to the long-standing U.S. blockade against the island nation.
The Communist Party of Egypt has once again become an important voice in the secular opposition.
U.S.-Mexico relations remain irritable after undiplomatic comments about Mexico by U.S. officials, and now because of a U.S. government program that ended up putting even more high powered weapons into the hands of drug cartels.
Under intense international pressure, Haiti's election board has announced that it is excluding Jude Celestin, candidate of President Rene Preval's INTE Party, from runoff presidential elections scheduled for March 20.