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Today in history: How will you celebrate Zamenhof (aka Esperanto) Day?

Esperanto Day is celebrated each year on December 15, the birthday of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, creator of the most successful constructed language in the world.

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U.S. blockade of Cuba puts children at risk

Although Cuba's socialist society guarantees all Cubans free high quality health care, Cubans unnecessarily suffer due to the U.S. blockade that prevents medical equipment and supplies from reaching them.

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René González in Mexico gives thanks, welcomes advice

He and the other Cuban 5 are traveling to many countries to personally thank the millions who took part in defeating the attempt to keep them in prison.

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Spanish Civil War vet Almudever is as lively as ever at 95

Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic welcomed one of the very last International Brigade survivors, Joseph Almudever.

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French CP condemns action to eliminate Ukrainian Communist Party

This follows the shameful declarations of Ukraine's president advocating the elimination of the Communist Party of the Ukraine in elections.

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Cuba's "Operation Miracle" celebrated throughout Latin America

The U.S. public knows almost nothing about this internationalized project involving the restoration of vision for enormous numbers of people.

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Vietnam appeals to public for help on China conflict

China sent a deep-water oil rig into Vietnamese marine territory, along with 80 ships, including military vessels, infuriating Vietnam, which has been trying to resolve the crisis diplomatically.

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Cuban doctors attend to Brazil's underserved

The 400 Cuban doctors are part of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's "More Doctors" program joined, by several hundred physicians from Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, and Portugal and 1096 from Brazil itself.

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Quito youth meet continues world festival tradition

Just hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, over 8,000 youth from around the globe began gathering at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students in Quito, Ecuador.

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World communist parties: "Socialism is the future"

"Socialism is the future" was the theme of a meeting here of communist and workers parties from 59 countries last month.