World News

Chvez foe calls for violence, dictatorship

CARACAS – Venezuelan opposition leader and two-time president Carlos Andres Perez has made a series of statements calling for violence to remove President Hugo Chávez from office, and hinting that the Venezuelan opposition may have to impose a dictatorial period to make his removal permanent.

Russian communists hit by dirty tricks

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation, with 560,000 members and roughly 10 million voters, is one of the world’s largest non-governing communist parties. It is also the only opposition party represented in the Russian State Duma.

Castro slams Bush on sex, lies, drinking

During his annual July 26th speech, Cuban President Fidel Castro slammed George W. Bush’s unfounded charge that Cuba promotes “sex tourism.”

Cuba offers ray of light in cancer battle

Cancer may have met its match, and the potential breakthrough may have far-reaching political ramifications, as well.

76-mile desert walk protests border rules

Over 200 people protested U.S. immigration policies at the Tucson Sector Headquarters of the Border Patrol on June 6 at the end of the 76-mile Migrant Trail Walk. click here for Spanish text

International notes

Venezuela: Economy is growing / Cuba: Worldwide campaign to free the “Five” / United Kingdom: Postal workers reject ultra-right leaflets / India: Trade unions present demands / Sudan: Gov’t & rebels sign new pact

Harken v. Costa Rica: U.S. companies employ blackmail in free trade with Central America

When most people think of Costa Rica, they don’t imagine oil rigs stationed off the pristine beaches. Nor do they envision pit mines cutting into the cloud-forested mountains.

International notes

Haiti: Marines arrest woman leader on Mother’s Day / China: Massive treatment program for HIV/AIDS / Iraq: WFTU condemns torture / Chad/Sudan: Militias ‘out of control’ / Greece: Former military officers speak for peace

Indian voters oust right wing

NEW DELHI – Indian voters threw the right-wing, Hindu nationalist forces out of power in the recent national elections. A surprise rebellion of workers, farmers, women, youth, academics, poor, religious and national minorities took place against the policies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee.

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