At the Cuban Communist Party's sixth congress, it was an occasion for remembering and rededication.
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.
President Evo Morales' socialist government is close to warding off a challenge to its staying power.
The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.
Two sets of realities are opposed: a small, wealthy, U.S.-backed minority and popular mobilization, always in the background, but now gathering new strength.
Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.
Former President Jimmy Carter began a three-day visit to Cuba yesterday and was scheduled to meet President Raul Castro today.
A strike by teachers in Honduras, which has led to a confrontation with the right-wing government, could have riipple effects.
Two former Argentinian dictators and some of their henchmen are on trial for charges charges of concocting a scheme to kidnap the babies of political opponents they murdered.
On Monday January 10, the trial of Luis Posada Carriles began in the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Posada is seen in most of Latin America as a terrorist, responsible for many deaths. Yet he is only being tried on two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice, one of naturalization fraud and seven of lying to immigration authorities.