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Former president of Argentina Nestor Kirchner dies

The sudden death of Nestor Kirchner, the Secretary General of UNASUR, former president of Argentina and husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has saddened and shaken Latin America.

Mexican union leader jailed in Puebla

An official of the Mexican Electricians Union was thrown in jail after delivering a petition to the Puebla state government for public control of electrical utilities.

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French workers angry about pensions and more

Tuesday, for the second time in seven days, more than 3.5 million people turned out in militant demonstrations across France.

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Urzúa, miner number 33

Chilean miner #33, Luis Urzúa, the leader of the entrapped group,  embodies Chile's history from Allende to Pinochet to now with working-class dignity and tenacious faith in his fellow miners and humankind.

Family charges corporate manslaughter in UK worker's death

Almost six years after Mark Wright was killed in a workplace explosion the case has still not come to court. Similar to the U.S. and worker safety, there's a long road to justice in the UK, too.

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World Notes: France, UK, DR Congo, Iraq, China, Cuba

A quick look at news from France, United Kingdom, Iraq, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo and China.

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Crisis in Honduras: labor takes hold

The labor movement, responding to murders of peasant activists and to precarious living conditions, is leading popular mobilization in Honduras.

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Colombia’s Communists celebrate 80 years in fight for democracy, unity

The Colombian Communist Party turned 80 this month and celebrated eight decades of struggle.

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Mexican Johnson Controls workers attacked, U.S. unions respond

U.S. and international unions stand with Mexican workers at Johnson Controls plant in Puebla, Mexico.

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World Notes: UN, Pakistan, Iran, Honduras, South Africa, Cuba

The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.

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