This election is largely a contest of powerful business tycoons who made their fortunes out of the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the privatization of state enterprises that followed.
He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.
Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.
Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.
Paraguayan labor federations and small farmer organizations launched a general strike on March 26. Some 90 percent of workers in Asuncion honored the strike.
Demonstrators in Kiev and other areas of Ukraine have apparently succeeded in ousting President Victor Yanukovych from the presidential mansion.
Attended by representatives of 75 parties in 63 countries, this meeting featured vigorous discussion about the role and policies of communist parties in today's world.
It takes courage and persistence to be a member of a democratic union in Mexico, to fend off exploitative bosses, repressive officials and corrupt labor "leaders" as shown by the struggle of the SUTEIV.
On Jan. 21, another exciting People's World teleconference took place.
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.