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Vietnam navigates global competition, free trade in quest for development

30 years into a program of "renewal" of its socialist system, Vietnam faces a world dominated by free trade agreements, competition, and global capital.

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New trade agreements: Potential for great harm or transnational unity

On February 4, the United States and 11 other countries in the "Pacific Rim" signed the controversial Transpacific Partnership.

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Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement: Potential damage to global public health

"If the door starts to close on generic production of antiretrovirals, any hope of ending the global AIDS epidemic in our lifetime will quickly evaporate."

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Chile: Left surges in elections

 Chileans voted November 17 for president, both houses of Congress and some local offices. To nobody's surprise, the left "New Majority" coalition and the Socialist and Communist parties made significant advances.