April

For Haitians, first there’s God, then Cuban doctors

Haitian President René Preval said, "For the Haitians first there is God and then the Cuban doctors, and it's not just me saying that ... but also the very poorest citizens."

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World Notes: Turkey, Cuba, Australia, India

Genocide anniversary marked in Turkey, local elections in Cuba, Australian union slams asbestos, price-rise protests in India.

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Class inequality widening in Israel

A new report from Tel Aviv highlights growing class inequality in Israel, and the issue is getting national attention.

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Student strike shuts down University of Puerto Rico indefinitely

Students at the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico, at Río Piedras, on Tuesday, April 13, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 48-hour campus occupation the following week.

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World Notes: Greece, Honduras, Western Sahara

Greek workers reject cuts, new U.S. base for Honduras, rights abuses in Western Sahara.

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Bolivia hosts alternative summit on people and Mother Earth

The First World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth took place April 19-22 near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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World Notes: Venezuela, Hungary, Tanzania

Venezuela and China sign major deals, reactionaries win in Hungary, Tanzania grants citizenship to refugees.

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World Notes: Peru, Australia, Cuba

Police kill miners in Peru, Australia blocks refugees, Cuba conserves

 

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World Notes: Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, Israel

French military leaving Senegal, Kyrgyzstan coup impacts Afghanistan, Israel's nukes remain.

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Death of South African rightist highlights ongoing problems

The death of far-right white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche, beaten and slashed on his farm on April 3, highlights problems South Africa still faces on labor, land and racism.

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