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Mexican government may have tampered with evidence: new forensics report on the Ayotzinapa 43

A team of forensics experts looking into the disappearance of 43 students has finished its work. 

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Cuban Communist Party to make changes, protect gains

Cuba's Communist Party held its 7th Party Congress in Havana between April 16 and April 19.

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Socialism plus markets: Vietnam’s chosen path

Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty.

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Vietnam making inroads with Doi Moi and tourism

The Vietnamese government is moving forward under Doi Moi with a set of free-market reforms with a socialist orientation.

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Tensions remain high in the South China Sea

Vietnam is moving forward in resolving the dispute using its principle of "Peace and Cooperation," but the U.S. is holding naval exercises in the region.

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Brazil Chamber of Deputies votes to impeach Rousseff, but struggle isn’t over

The much anticipated vote on the impeachment of Rousseff took place in a raucous atmosphere of shouting, pushing and posturing. 

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Venezuela’s socialist government, besieged, finds worldwide support

They are dealing with inflation, difficulties in importing goods, falling oil prices, and worsening economic recession.

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Vietnam cares for its veterans

Vietnam spends 25 percent of its national budget providing pensions and social services to the nine million people who are veterans or related to them.

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Vietnam places a high value on education

Today, primary education is compulsory and tuition "free," and according to statistics, the national literacy rate in Vietnam has reached 97.3 percent for those aged 15-50.

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Colombian prisoner David Ravelo speaks to North Americans

Prisoner David Ravelo presented two reports that offer a local and intensely personal perspective on struggle in Colombia for rights and survival.

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