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Vietnam navigates global competition, free trade in quest for development

30 years into a program of "renewal" of its socialist system, Vietnam faces a world dominated by free trade agreements, competition, and global capital.

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Socialism plus markets: Vietnam’s chosen path

Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty.

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Venezuela’s socialist government, besieged, finds worldwide support

They are dealing with inflation, difficulties in importing goods, falling oil prices, and worsening economic recession.

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Prime Minister of Iceland forced out over Panama Papers connection

Thousands of protestors packed the square outside Gunnlaugsson's office and coated the windows with thrown yogurt.

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China’s new five-year plan could leave workers behind

Workers hit the streets last week demanding back pay and to protest against wage cuts and the possibility of unemployment.

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Respect for human rights is best weapon against terrorism

As long as social and economic problems remain unresolved, and youth unemployment remains high, measures solely based on security are doomed to fail.

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Are Europe’s left victories a triumph or a trap?

Over the past year, left and center-left parties have taken control of two European countries and hold the balance of power in a third.

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Bolivia’s socialist government seeks referendum approval; U.S. intervenes

Over ten years, Morales and his supporters have molded a socialist and anti-imperialist government whose future will be affected by the outcome. 

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Today in Indigenous history: Louis Riel, rebel Canadian Métis leader, hanged

Louis Riel, a leader of the Métis people in their resistance against the Canadian government in the Canadian Northwest, remains the most controversial figure in Canadian history.

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Cuba: Pope takes mass and visits Fidel

The Pope completed his visit to Cuba and was welcomed to the U.S. today.

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