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Cuba: Pope takes mass and visits Fidel

The Pope completed his visit to Cuba and was welcomed to the U.S. today.


Vietnam alarmed by conflict in South China Sea

The United States has never ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the peaceful means to settle disputes.


Cuba's worker cooperatives: "We decide what to do here"

The cooperatives democratically manage state property which has been loaned to them; this promotes economic incentives for the workers and decentralizes economic authority.


Cuba restructures its socialism: steadily but without stopping or pausing

About 30 miles west of this city, one of the largest construction projects since the start of the Cuban revolution in 1959 is taking shape.


Socialist-minded people still need to discuss implosion of Soviet socialism

All socialist-minded people should be encouraged to discuss Sam Webb's "Season's Reflections on Socialism."


World communist parties debate strategy for the road ahead

Attended by representatives of 75 parties in 63 countries, this meeting featured vigorous discussion about the role and policies of communist parties in today's world.

Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low

The Cuban ministry of health released new statistics that show that the country's infant mortality rate has hit a record low, placing it far ahead of the U.S.


Audio: Debates in the world communist movement

On Jan. 21, another exciting People's World teleconference took place.


South Africa, then and now

In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.


The New York Times describes an East German model city -- and is fair!

The author did not embroider what she saw or heard. The result did tend to make me angry, but not because of prejudice or dishonesty; it was because of the story she told.

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