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Community self-defense groups confront Mexico’s drug cartels

An armed insurgency is emerging across Mexico. However, rather than being a movement to overthrow a government, it aims to defend communities and combat drug cartels.

Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low

The Cuban ministry of health released new statistics that show that the country's infant mortality rate has hit a record low, placing it far ahead of the U.S.

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Audio: Debates in the world communist movement

On Jan. 21, another exciting People's World teleconference took place.

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Pope demands accountability from corporate leaders meeting in Davos

As corporate and government leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum, a new poll showed that workers worldwide are struggling to survive on low wages.

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South Africa hits “genocidal” plan of pharmaceutical industry

South Africa is working to create its own generic pharmaceuticals industry. Its success  depends on being able to be independent of big pharma companies. 

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Poverty fuels the Dominican-Haitian conflict

The dispute on the status of descendants of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic is now the subject of negotiations hosted by Nicolas Maduro. 

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“GroKo” Politics - No real change for Germany

 Some have suggested the German "Word of the Year" should be "whistleblower" - in the escalating Denglish language here breezily called "Neu-Deutsch" ("New German").

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Political jailings, killings mount in Colombia

Already assassins had killed activist rapper Gerson Martínez, community leader Giovanny Leiton, Leiton's life partner, and unionist Ever Luis Marin Rolong. 

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New left-wing party forms in Mexico

A new left-wing party led by former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will soon appear on the ballot in Mexico.

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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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