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In Iran, grand economic surgery and terror combine

As winds of change blow across the Middle East from Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen it will be interesting to see if the flame of resistance is reignited on the streets of Iran.

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In Mexico, world loses giants for justice

Two heavy blows in one week and a day! First, journalist, poet, commentator, lifelong post-beat Beatnik and activist for hopeless causes Johnny Ross, 72, died of liver cancer on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro in western Mexico, on January 17.

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Egypt uprising is turning point for region and U.S.

When the mass uprising in Tunisia spread to Egypt last week, it took a qualitative turn: Egypt occupies a highly strategic position in the region and has for decades been a linchpin of American policy there.

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Time to normalize relations with Cuba

Polls have consistently shown a significant majority of Americans favor normal relations with Cuba.

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Tunisian uprising inspires democracy fight

The North African country of Tunisia exploded with a mass democratic uprising in December 2010 and it is still unfolding today with regional repercussions.

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State election may determine future of Mexican left

On July 3, voters in the central State of Mexico, in Mexico, will elect a new governor. More is at stake than one governorship out of 31 in this country of 108 million people. The future of the main left-center electoral party, the PRD (Revolutionary Democratic Party) also hangs in the balance.

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Rotten Apple: iPod sweatshops hidden in China

Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.

World Notes: Cuba, Israel, Venezuela - and more

Pakistanis are protesting U.S. drones while South Africans are negotiating better prices for anti-HIV drugs. All of this and more in World Notes.

Dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier's strange return to Haiti

The return of former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier to Haiti has further unsettled an already chaotic situation.

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Tunisia: new government already in crisis

The Tunisian transitional government, which held its first Cabinet meeting today, Jan. 20, is already facing protests for keeping within its ranks members of overthrown President Ben Ali's administration.

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