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World Notes: Cuba, Western Sahara, Afghanistan, Philippines, South Africa, Haiti

Cuba: Children a privileged class In televised comments on the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of a Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF official José Juan Ortiz indicated that of nine million children dying each year from preventable causes, none are Cuban.

Professor says award should go to Mexico’s electrical union

Professor John Womack, an expert on Mexican labor history, has given up a prestigious prize, asking that it instead be awarded to the embattled Mexican Electrical Workers' Union.

Copenhagen or bust?

Much sheer speculation has been written about the upcoming Copenhagen climate negotiations, and we will see much more over the next few weeks. What is this conference about?

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India farmers stop price freeze on sugar cane

NEW DELHI- Over 12,000 sugarcane farmers demonstrated in New Delhi on Thursday (Nov. 19) to demand higher prices for their crop.

Workers, left parties meet on global economic crisis

NEW DELHI -- There could not be an agenda more significant for the communist and workers parties' 11th international meeting than global capitalism's deep and ongoing economic crisis.

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Rome Food Summit is a flop

There was little good news for the world's billion hungry people at the UN World Food Organization (FAO) Summit held November 16 - 18 in Rome.

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Can Germany's SPD lion add bite to its roar

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), founded in the 19th Century, is the country's oldest party, and now its saddest one.

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Urgent need to change U.S. Colombia policy

President Alvaro Uribe leads a government strong on military repression serving big bankers, mega landowners, multi-national corporations, and elite families.

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Cyprus ruling party sees hope for peace

Recently AKEL (the Progressive Party of Working People, Cyprus's Communist Party)  had a briefing  from Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias, saying that peace was within sight.

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World Notes: Brazil, Yemen, India, Canada, Uganda, Cuba

Cuba: Retamar honors Marti Poet Roberto Fernández Retamar inaugurated the 7th International conference on Marti Studies. The writer and Casa de las Americas president praised Jose Marti's contribution to Latin American unity and his inspiration of a "second Cuban revolution," led by Fidel Castro in 1953.

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