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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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World Notes: Cuba, Chile, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Bangladesh

Cuba's economy, Chilean hunger strike, South African public workers, U.S. arms for Saudis, missile defense for Czechs, Bangladesh textile workers.

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What’s at stake in Brazil’s election

Brazil will soon elect a new president, to replace current President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva who is constitutionally forbidden from succeeding himself, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress plus two thirds of the 81 senators.

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In landmark vote Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage

Making it the 10th country in the world, Argentina legislators backed by President Cristina Fernandez, voted 33-27 in the Senate with 3 abstentions in a landmark decision July 15 to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Cuba releases prisoners, will U.S. reciprocate?

It remains to be seen whether, or how, the United States might respond with a reciprocal gesture that could begin to thaw the long-frozen relations between the two governments.

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