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Colombian court turns down political prisoner Liliany Obando's appeal

Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.


Cuban doctors attend to Brazil's underserved

The 400 Cuban doctors are part of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's "More Doctors" program joined, by several hundred physicians from Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, and Portugal and 1096 from Brazil itself.


Iraq: The struggle for new labor and trade union laws

Progress on enacting a new trade union law in Iraq is still stalled.


Book review: "Cuba and its Neighbors - Democracy in Motion"

"Cuba and its Neighbors - Democracy in Motion" enables the reader to broaden his or her understanding of Cuban political life.


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on his 95th birthday

Former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18.


Brazil protests continue with 50,000-strong cathedral rally

Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Sao Paulo again on Tuesday night.


International labor pushes to free the Cuban Five

Major unions in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are organizing projects to educate their members and the public on the "Cuban Five."


Cyclists to ride for the Cuban 5 in Italy

On May 5, there will be a 40-mile bike ride through various towns around the Lake Como area in northern Italy as part of the worldwide movement calling for the release of "The Cuban Five."


Poor people in the U.S. also benefitted from Venezuelan oil

Chavez cared about the poor at a time when "some of the wealthiest people on our planet have more money than they can ever reasonably expect to spend."


Campaign to free Colombia's David Ravelo draws global support

Responding to the imprisonment of Colombian human rights activist David Ravelo, members of the North American Committee for the Defense of David Ravelo were in Colombia on Ravelo's behalf.

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