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Cuba-U.S. normalization negotiations begin

The dramatic announcement by Raul Castro and Barack Obama on the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S. has already borne fruit.

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Venezuela reaching overseas to help build stronger domestic economy

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was touring the world in January as troubles mounted at home.

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Opposition to militarism spurs big win for Japan’s communists

The Japanese Communist Party scored historic gains in December's parliamentary elections, and most strikingly in Okinawa.

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Five years after Haiti quake, workers still struggle

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.

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Mexico’s federal police responsible for slaughter of student teachers?

HRW is calling on the Obama administration to halt aid to Mexican security forces until human rights violations are investigated and prosecuted.

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“Je suis Charlie” - but I have other names as well!

"I am Gul Rahman! I am Abu Zubaydah! I am Charles Horman and Ken Saro-Wiwa! I am Ghassan Kanafani and Victor Jara!"

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Latin American, Caribbean nations bolster economic ties with China

Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.

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Cuba’s infant mortality rate at its lowest level ever

Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history. 

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In Dresden, PEGIDA meets opposition

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.

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“Here, nobody surrenders”: 56 years since the Cuban Revolution

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.

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