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Letter from China: "Hello teacher"

"What are public schools like in China; are they very strict; what subjects do they teach at different levels; how do they compare with American schools?"

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UN agency praises Cuba’s food security program

Under-nutrition afflicts fewer than five percent of Cubans. And Cuba has helped reduce the number of the world's hungry by half as of 2015.

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Cuba, Vietnam among 38 countries that reduced hunger

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization announced that a total of 38 countries worldwide have already met all or part of the "Millennium Goals" for the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

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The cost of renewed U.S. control in Paraguay

Paraguay interests the U.S. government now because it's close to unruly Bolivia, because of oil deposits, the Guaraní fresh water aquifer, and lawlessness in the tri-border area.

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E. coli outbreak poisons Europe

There are now 1,733 people in Germany affected by a dangerous e. coli outbreak, affecting both the economy and workers across Europe.

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Imperialist bullying sharpens in Haiti

Foreign intervention in Haiti is as problematic as ever, including food aid that is undoing Haiti's economy and independence.

Solving the problem of Cuban agriculture

 Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.

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Cuban food production is up

President Raul Castro last year signaled increased food production as Cuba's top priority.