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Honduras takes a step forward

The announcement last week of an agreement to end the four month political stalemate in Honduras has been hailed by many and shows some promise.

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Socialist Kerala: A very different India

Stretching along the Indian Ocean, Kerala is a densely populated state on the southwest shore of India with a free, well-educated, equitable and relatively well-off society.

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Fidel & Che: An interview with the author

It lasted a mere 12 years, but the relationship between Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara changed the course of Cuba's history and continues to intrigue us today.

World Notes: Bulgaria, Romania, Africa, Israel, Nicaragua, China, Cuba

Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Army weekly, reported last month that two new U.S. military bases are under construction in Bulgaria and Romania at costs respectively of $60 and $50 million.

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Afghan situation murky after election runoff canceled

Incumbent President Hamid Karzai was declared the "elected president," even though the Aug. 20 elections were widely believed to be riddled with fraud.

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Climate change hurts India, South Asia

Throughout India and South Asia people participated in the International Day of Climate Action, Oct. 24, which was organized to bring attention to the necessity of reducing global warming gasses, especially carbon dioxide, from the current 380 parts per million to 350 ppm.

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UN General Assembly denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba

For the 18th consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to condemn the economic blockade that the United States has maintained against socialist Cuba.

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International Day of Climate Action

350.org, founded by author and activist Bill McKibben, sponsored over 5,200 events in 181 countries on Oct. 24.

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Iraq blast targets government, elections

Yesterday's  attacks on Iraqi government buildings were widely blamed on remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime and other elements seeking to destabilize the country.

World Notes: Chile, UK, Gilbraltar, UN, Afghanistan, Cuba

Chile and indigenous rights; UK and privatization; United Nations and food aid; Gibraltar and worker rights; Afghanistan and stress; Cuba and children.

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