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U.S. apologizes to Guatemala

Sixty-four years after it used the people of Guatemala as guinea pigs in a study of venereal diseases, the U.S. government last week issued an official apology.

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Ecuador coup fails, president rescued

A coup attempt against Ecuador's left-wing president, Rafael Correa, failed when elite troops rescued the president from rioting policemen.

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Colombian senator under investigation for relations with FARC

Senator Piedad Cordoba Ruiz has been declared guilty of "relations with the FARC," threatening national unity and treason.

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World Notes: Colombia, Iraq, South Africa, Cambodia, Romania, Cuba

Labor killings in Colombia, orphans in Iraq, agribusiness in South Africa, garment workers in Cambodia, health care in Romania and Cuba.

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World Notes: India, Iraq, Kenya, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba

Tribal rights win in India, union repression in Iraq, Kenya controversy, cuts in Spain, education in Venezuela, Cuba's oil.

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Crisis in Honduras: labor takes hold

The labor movement, responding to murders of peasant activists and to precarious living conditions, is leading popular mobilization in Honduras.

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Organized crime: part of the system in Guatemala

While thousands of Guatemalans go hungry, everything indicates that the country's crime wave is part and parcel of a neoliberal effort to weaken the state as much as possible.

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Unique chance to change the conversation between U.S. and Latin America

In South America, progressive advances continue, despite the coup in Honduras and electoral defeats in Panama, Costa Rica and Chile.

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UN water vote seen as triumph for Bolivia’s Morales

Bolivia's president won praise July 28 when the UN General Assembly approved a groundbreaking Bolivian resolution on the right of all human beings to water and sanitation.

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World Notes: Cuba, Bolivia, Australia, Kenya, UN, France

Fidel on Obama, Bolivia's economy, Australian uranium mining, Kenyan constitution, UN and climate change, France vs. Roma.

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