Updates on Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Palestine, Kenya, India.
In Guatemala, abused women find voice; Bolivia reduces maternal deaths; Palestinian women bear burden of crisis; Iraqi birth defects soar.
News clips from Cuba, Haiti, Bolivia, Switzerland, Nigeria, China, Turkey.
"The colonial state died. The new pluri-national, autonomous, and solidarity-based state is being born," asserted President Evo Morales at his inauguration January 22, after being elected along with Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera to a new five year term.
In this World Notes, the Austrian Parliament last month authorized civil unions between same-sex couples; Bolivia on climate change, Cuba on nutrition, sanctions on Eritrea, PFLP marks 42nd anniversary, South Korean autoworkers opt for bonuses.
Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed representatives of ALBA nations to Havana Dec. 11-14 for their eighth summit meeting.
The stakes were high for President Evo Morales going into presidential and legislative elections on December 6.