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Tough elections for India's communists

Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.

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Cuban communists elect new leaders, plan for changes

Party leaders stressed that even though some of the proposals may seem radical, their purpose is not to dismantle, but to strengthen Cuba's socialist system.

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Left advances in Peru's elections

The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.

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Japan's Communists repeatedly warned of nuclear power risks

The Japanese Communist Party has called on all successive governments to make a drastic change in the atomic energy administration and has opposed additional construction plans.

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Carter calls for Cuban 5 release, end to blockade

Jimmy Carter, during a three-day visit to Cuba this week, called for a release of the Cuban Five and an end to the long-standing U.S. blockade against the island nation.

Communist Party of Egypt resumes open political activities

The Communist Party of Egypt has once again become an important voice in the secular opposition.

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Oldest Cuban celebrates her 126th birthday

The oldest peson in Cuba, Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez celebrated her 126th birthday with relatives and friends and attributes her health to the pure air of the countryside, a diet rich in meat and a "heart that has always been full of love."

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Recalling Colombia’s Patriotic Union tragedy

Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing  victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.

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Jyoti Basu, great son of India, dies at 95

Jyoti Basu, a grand man of Indian politics and socialist movement who enjoyed tremendous popularity and respect, died Jan. 17 at age 95.

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Chilean communists win seats for first time since Allende

Seven of eight million registered voters (88%) turned out for Chile's December general elections, and the results made news worldwide.

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