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Uribe seeks to halt growing isolation

Isolated Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has embarked off on a south American tour to defend his unpopular plans to expand the US military's presence in his country.

The big lie about Canada's health care system

Recently Canadian Shona Holmes, 45, has become the poster woman for privately administered health care in the US. She has appeared in TV advertising, media interviews and Republican Party press conferences urging Americans to reject a government administered health care system.

Obama and Latin America: Will policy go beyond small changes?

The Obama administration has reached, but has not yet taken advantage of, a “teachable moment” (to use one of Obama’s own favorite phrases) in U.S. relations with Latin America.

Reasons for an economic bright spot in China

At the height of the international crisis, the Canton trade fair [1], the traditional barometer of Chinese foreign trade, has this year reflected China’s important new economic trends. For the first time in its long existence (105 years), Chinese buyers and entrepreneurs there (the latter initially turned towards exports) have been authorized to meet. It is effectively a measure taken to compensate for the fall of Chinese exports and to develop the domestic market, one of the key trends defined by the governmental recovery plan adopted last autumn to come to terms with the global financial crisis.

Ex-Union Carbide boss wanted by Indian court

An Indian court has issued a new arrest warrant for the man who ran Union Carbide at the time of the horrific 1984 factory gas leak in Bhopal.

WORLDNOTES: Mali, Germany, Iraq, Paraguay, South Korea, Greece, Cuba

Mali: Forum of the Peoples convenes Germany: Nuclear power not needed Iraq: Violence keeps U.S. troops in the streets Paraguay: Agree on hydroelectric project South Korea: – Autoworkers resist brutal repression Greece: Labor federations renew ties Cuba: Communist Party Congress is postponed

Gazans set sights high with world kite-flying bid

Thousands of children in Gaza have attempted to set a new world kite-flying record amid the ruins of Israel's criminal offensive earlier this year. The effort represents a brave display of joy in the territory.

WORLDNOTES: European Union, South Korea, Occupied Territories, South Africa, Venezuela, Cuba

European Union: Youth unemployment skyrockets South Korea: Workers strike over news control Occupied Territories: UN leader issues plea South Africa: President confronts disappointed hopes Venezuela: Poverty is down Cuba: Friendshipment arrives

Honduran regime of fear

Last month Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped by the army and expelled from the country. But last Friday he vowed to re-enter Honduras at a border crossing where thousands of his supporters had already gathered to greet and protect him.

Action needed to avert AIDS 'treatment time bomb'

The goal of achieving universal access to treatment by 2010 has preoccupied the global AIDS community in recent years, but a new report warns that not preparing for the changing treatment needs of people living with HIV will doom the sustainability of treatment programs in developing countries.

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