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Communist Party of Egypt resumes open political activities

The Communist Party of Egypt has once again become an important voice in the secular opposition.

U.S.-Mexico relations still irritable

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.

Governing party candidate excluded in Haiti runoff elections

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.

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Oldest Cuban celebrates her 126th birthday

The oldest peson in Cuba, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with relatives and friends and attributes her health to the pure air of the countryside, a diet rich in meat and a "heart that has always been full of love."

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British education cuts: a member of Parliament speaks out

The yawning gap between the richest and the rest has to be addressed and wealth must be redistributed.

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Haiti cholera crisis provokes street protests

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has now spread to the capital, Port au Prince, and has killed over 1,000 people while sickening up to 19,000.

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Recalling Colombia’s Patriotic Union tragedy

Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing  victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.

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Wyclef Jean to challenge ballot ruling

Recording artist turned presidential aspirant Wyclef Jean is challenging last week's ruling by Haitian election officials disqualifying his run for the island nation's highest office.

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Wyclef Jean to announce run for Haiti president

Haitian-born singer and producer Wyclef Jean is expected to announce his candidacy for president in the earthquake-hit Caribbean country on Thursday night, on Larry King's CNN show.

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Haiti, five months after quake, aid slow to show

Although $5.3 billion in immediate aid was pledged to help Haiti after its Jan. 12 near-apocalyptic earthquake, only two percent, or $45 million, has been donated.

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