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Repression fails to stem mass outrage in Mexico

Police repression has failed to stop a wave of protests sweeping Mexico demanding the return of 43 kidnapped students in the state of Guerrero.

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Human Rights Day spurs Iranians' call to end repression

Each year, on Dec. 10 the world remembers the day in 1948 when all nations came together in Paris to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Chilean deputy Camila Vallejo urges Obama to free Cuban prisoners

From June 4-11, people around the world will take action on behalf of three Cuban patriots wrongfully imprisoned in the United States. 

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Coffee Brigade will harvest peace, justice and coffee in Colombia

Alliance for Global Justice, at the invitation of the Astracatol agricultural workers union of Tolima, Colombia, is organizing a Just Peace Coffee Brigade to help farming families bring in their coffee harvests.

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Jesse Jackson visits Cuba

Civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson, attending a religious service at a Havana-based Baptist church, called for actions to end the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.

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Agrarian strike in Colombia triggers repression, wider struggle

Angry small farmers are rejecting free trade agreements Colombia signed with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Rrural people in Colombia are suffering.Eight million Colombians are hungry,

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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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Cyclists to ride for the Cuban 5 in Italy

On May 5, there will be a 40-mile bike ride through various towns around the Lake Como area in northern Italy as part of the worldwide movement calling for the release of "The Cuban Five."

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Stumble stones are for German hearts and minds

BERLIN - The late, late snow has finally disappeared from Berlin's streets. Visible once again, here and there, are the "stumble stones" -"stolpersteine" in German - with their brief, tragic messages.

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Cuban 5 wives meet with UN human rights chief

Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, and Olga Salanueva, wife of Rene Gonzalez, requested UN intervention on human rights grounds to be able to visit their husbands (two of the five imprisoned Cubans known collectively as the Cuban 5) whom they have not seen in over a decade.

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