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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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Mexican government may have tampered with evidence: new forensics report on the Ayotzinapa 43

A team of forensics experts looking into the disappearance of 43 students has finished its work. 

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SCOTUS decision on DACA, DAPA immigration programs expected soon

The Supreme Court finally heard arguments on the case involving Obama's executive orders protecting non-criminal undocumented immigrants.

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Socialism plus markets: Vietnam’s chosen path

Three decades ago, Vietnam embarked on what it calls a "renewal" process that brought rapid development after years of war, famine, and poverty.

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The Vietnam War and Agent Orange are millennials’ problem too

Money alone won't reverse the human and ecological casualties Agent Orange has dealt, but financial reparations would be a step in dealing with a dark part of history. 

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Vietnam places a high value on education

Today, primary education is compulsory and tuition "free," and according to statistics, the national literacy rate in Vietnam has reached 97.3 percent for those aged 15-50.

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Panama Papers and Latin America: The elephant in the room

In the latest development in the Panama Papers drama, police in San Salvador raided the offices of the law firm of Mossack Fonseca, one of the main players in the scandal.  

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Puerto Rican Assembly bucks GOP plan; imposes moratorium on debt payments

This article is an update on the fast-developing situation surrounding the economic crisis in Puerto Rico

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Amid political storm, will Brazil drift into oligarchy?

Supporters of the center-left government of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party marched in a score of Brazilian cities to oppose a coup.

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China’s new five-year plan could leave workers behind

Workers hit the streets last week demanding back pay and to protest against wage cuts and the possibility of unemployment.

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