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Chavez socialists win National Assembly elections

In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.

With layoffs come opportunities in Cuba

Cuba announced a half million lay-offs this week. International affairs writer Emile Schepers gives some context and history  to the announcement.

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Puerto Rican independence leader Juan Mari Bras dies at 82

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Juan Mari Bras, an elder statesman of Puerto Rico's independence movement who gave up U.S. citizenship in an act that inspired hundreds of other activists, died Friday, Sept. 10. He was 82.

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Fidel is back!

On September 3 as drizzle gave way to early morning sun, ex- President Fidel Castro, "Commander of the Cuban Revolution," discussed the threat of worldwide war

Solving the problem of Cuban agriculture

 Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.

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Japan’s new prime minister vows strong economy - but for whom?

Prime Minister Kan Naoto in his first policy speech said he will pursue a "third way" on the economy, but it doesn't look like it.

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Great socialist’s birth commemorated in London

Recently, on a rainy day in London, a group of people assembled at Highgate cemetery at Karl Marx' gravesite to commemorate the 192nd anniversary of his birth.

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Germany’s Left Party defies split predictions

At the second congress of Die Linke, The Left, on Saturday, 558 delegates disappointed media "experts" by sticking together and moving ahead.

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Venezuela’s Chavez tweets for the revolution

Twitter, for those of us who grew up before Generation X, is a micro blogging website where an individual can sent a message, no more than 140 characters, to cell phone users who sign on to the sender's account.

Facebook to open office in Hyderabad, India

Facebook expands to India, surpasses Google as most popular "destination."

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