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.
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.
In Colombia, wholesale murder and impunity go hand in hand.
Raul Castro gave a generally upbeat report on economic and other progress, but sharply criticized the tendency of some officials to allow old habits to become obstacles to change.
India's Communists assess electoral defeats, and renew commitment to democracy and mass struggle.
Accused of rounding up money for the FARC, Manuel Olate was detained for three months as a first step to extradition.
The only thing that is certain is that Greek workers will take a hit and there will be intensified class struggle in the months to come.
Red flags will fly as a challenge to those in the Ukrainian parliament who have sought to impose a legal ban on symbols of the Soviet period.
In parliamentary elections May 22 in the island nation of Cyprus, the governing AKEL party - the island's Communist Party - gained seats and increased its voting percentage.
The Japanese Communist Party is launching a signature-collection campaign calling for the total withdrawal from nuclear power generation.