In 1985, Central Mexico, including Mexico City, was hit by an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale – much larger than the one that hit Haiti on January 12 of this year. Hundreds of buildings collapsed and thousands were killed.
Jyoti Basu, a grand man of Indian politics and socialist movement who enjoyed tremendous popularity and respect, died Jan. 17 at age 95.
Yesterday the Obama administration announced $100 million in financial aid for earthquake stricken Haiti. Good step, more is needed.
The task for millions today in Haiti is to try to stay alive until help arrives and to try to save those injured in the earthquake.
The largest earthquake in 200 years hit the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti on yesterday afternoon.
Seven of eight million registered voters (88%) turned out for Chile's December general elections, and the results made news worldwide.
Yesterday's attacks on Iraqi government buildings were widely blamed on remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime and other elements seeking to destabilize the country.
With U.S. preparing to pull out troops next summer, Iraq heads to key elections, and a drop in violence is spurring an upsurge of social movements.
At a news conference on August 24 in Nagano City, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo made the following comments at the present stage of the election campaign:
Le Sommet du 20 et du 21 août, constituent une grave menace pour les droits démocratiques et sociaux des peuples du Canada, des États-Unis et du Mexique, pour la souveraineté nationale de nos pays respectifs et pour la cause de la paix.