The dramatic announcement by Raul Castro and Barack Obama on the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S. has already borne fruit.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was touring the world in January as troubles mounted at home.
The Japanese Communist Party scored historic gains in December's parliamentary elections, and most strikingly in Okinawa.
In recent discussions with export apparel workers in Port-au-Prince, the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center found that workers pay half their daily wage on two daily meals.
HRW is calling on the Obama administration to halt aid to Mexican security forces until human rights violations are investigated and prosecuted.
"I am Gul Rahman! I am Abu Zubaydah! I am Charles Horman and Ken Saro-Wiwa! I am Ghassan Kanafani and Victor Jara!"
Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.
Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history.
Racism and fascism are real dangers here and elsewhere. One can hope that this weapon of biting sarcasm will at least rein in the PEGIDA danger.
The Cubans greeted the victory of the Revolution with rejoicing and a burst of energy as they put their shoulders to the wheel of building a new society on socialist principles.