Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and communist parties and left-wing groups.
Workers in Zimbabwe are seeing their already-low wages stolen at alarming rates.
Venezuela's people are suffering the consequences of a parasitic elite, and their economy's over-reliance on oil extraction.
For over a year, the left-wing Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro has been battling for its life. But it and its "Bolivarian" support base are not giving up.
Austerity creates suffering for the people as well as shrinking rather than growing their countries' economies.
Turnbull's Coalition only secured 42 percent of the popular vote and Labor 35 percent. An unprecedented 23 percent of voters rejected both major parties.
Lesbia Yaneth Urquía protested against mining companies building dams to provide water for their destructive activities.
The next few years will be filled with opportunity, as well as danger. Anti-austerity forces are beginning to resist the "troika." But so, too, are parties on the right.
NATO recently wrapped up the largest war games in Eastern Europe since World War II. Some say the alliance's actions are pushing Europe toward a new Cold War.
July 9, 1816 marks the declaration of Argentine independence by the Congress of San Miguel de Tucumán, a city in the northwest of the country.