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Haiti relief efforts pick up steam

Administration officials say a big problem is volume of air traffic at tiny Port-au-Prince airport.

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Billionaire wins Chile election

Sebastian Pinera defeated Eduardo Frei, the candidate of the governing coalition (Concertacion), becoming the first candidate from the right wing to win Chile's presidency since 1958.

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United Nations, Britain, Mongolia, Argentina, Iraq, Cuba

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Jyoti Basu, great son of India, dies at 95

Jyoti Basu, a grand man of Indian politics and socialist movement who enjoyed tremendous popularity and respect, died Jan. 17 at age 95.

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Earthquake in Haiti: Cuba responds

Less than a day after the earthquake struck Haiti, Cuban doctors were caring for the wounded in a fully equipped field hospital.

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Urgent action required to free Iran political prisoners

People around the world are urged to speak out in solidarity with Iranian campaigners for peace, democracy and social justice.

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The United States owes Haiti a big debt

Yesterday the Obama administration announced $100 million in financial aid for earthquake stricken Haiti. Good step, more is needed.

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Cuban food production is up

President Raul Castro last year signaled increased food production as Cuba's top priority.

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Iran: arrests continue as regime’s legitimacy crumbles

Iran's regime is employing intimidation tactics and the Islamic Republic is facing a crisis of legitimacy.

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UN panel exonerates Guatemalan president in bizarre murder-suicide

On Jan. 12, there was a bizarre twist in the investigation by a special UN panel of the death of a right-wing attorney last year. According to the UN sponsored International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg actually tricked two of his nephews into getting a hit man to assassinate him.

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