"Socialism is the future" was the theme of a meeting here of communist and workers parties from 59 countries last month.
Millions protested at more than 950 demonstrations in 80 countries Saturday, marking a month since the rallies against the global financial system began.
The government in Beijing plans to raise the minimum wage by 15 percent every year for the next five years.
A controversy has arisen over U.S. agents operating in Mexico, with the full cooperation of the right-wing government of President Felipe Calderon.
Guatemala is the second most violent country in the Western Hemisphere (after Colombia) and the election campaign is shaping up to be violent also. Iit is not clear to what degree poor and working class Guatemalans, or the 40 percent of the Guatemalans who are indigenous Mayas, can hope for a positive outcome.
Thirty-two years ago, a Marxist-led national liberation movement forever changed the history and political dynamics of Nicaragua.
The ruling Socialist Party was severely punished in Portugal's parliamentary elections on June 5.
On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.
Canada's historic federal election shifted the political dynamics of the country and set a new stage of struggle.
At the Cuban Communist Party's sixth congress, it was an occasion for remembering and rededication.