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China's Communist Party elects new leaders

On Thursday November 16, the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ended in Beijing with the election of a new team of party leaders.


Red scare front and center in Colombia

At first glance, chaos and death in Colombia seem random.


Marcha Patriotica takes shape in Colombia

Marchers, 100,000 of them, filled the Plaza Bolivar in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.

Iraqi Communist Party attacked

The attack on the Communist newspaper office occurred just before the eve of the Iraqi Communist Party's 78th anniversary.

Cuba's Communist Party holds national conference

While the Congress concentrated on recommendations applying to Cuba's economy, the conference dealt mostly with Party functioning.

Hungary's government lurches further to the right

Hungarian right-wing nationalism has its roots in the period between the two world wars.


General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.


Thoughts from China: Socialism, a work in progress

The government in Beijing plans to raise the minimum wage by 15 percent every year for the next five years.


Chilean communists take a hit as protests mount

A group of 50 self proclaimed, "rebel students" on September 12 attacked the Santiago offices of the Chilean Communist Party's (CP) Central Committee.


New Nepal PM faces daunting peace task

Nepal elected Maoist Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister following the brief administration Jhalanath Khanal, who resigned after failing to advance a peace process and new constitution.

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