On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.
Cuba: Infant Mortality rate hits new low, Spain: An end to armed conflict by Basque separatists? Palestine: Civilians under siege, Afghanistan: Grim death toll statistics, Tunisia: Protests continue, spread to neighboring Algeria, South Africa: Zuma speech has unifying effect
Cuba: Economic reforms apply to health care; Bangladesh: Textile workers launch massive strike; Costa Rica: Opposition protests U.S. troops; Spain: WikiLeaks reveals talks on AFRICOM hosting; Japan: Peace Conference centers on removal of foreign bases; Egypt: Defeated opposition takes to the streets
From workers striking in Korea to Spanish complicity in U.S. war crimes, what's going on in the world.
The stage has been set. This Sunday will make history.
Spanish workers battle austerity, lead poisoning in Nigeria, Israel seeks more military aid, Venezuela cuts military spending, China hears labor demands, Cuba boosts Internet access.
As a U.S. and European media campaign, orchestrated particularly by right wing Spanish publications, reached full throttle, José Luis Centella demanded an end to the European Union's so-called "Common Position," which conditions any full European opening to the island on Cuban protection of human rights.
In Somalia, soldiers aren't getting paid, Spain's jobless rate soars, Cuba celebrates May Day, students in Puerto Rico strike against privatization, and the United Nations reports on press freedom.
No land for South Africa's black women, Spanish workers take a hit, Indonesian impunity still reverberates in East Timor.
This week in World Notes: Brazil passes landmark climate legislation; Cuba rejects U.S. terror designation; Guadaloupe prepares for general strike; Spain's unemployment is highest in Europe; Sudan exports food, while country starves; Thailand's army deport Laotian Hmong; Yemen faces mass poverty, hunger