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Presidential elections in Cyprus

This election is of significance because it took place in the context of the world crisis of capital. The crisis has hit Cyprus hard is due to the close connections of the nation's banks to the Greek economy.

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Haiti, five months after quake, aid slow to show

Although $5.3 billion in immediate aid was pledged to help Haiti after its Jan. 12 near-apocalyptic earthquake, only two percent, or $45 million, has been donated.

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Mexico at 200 faces growing economic despair

September 16, 2010 is the 200th anniversary of Mexico's declaration of independence. But so far, any inclination to celebrate is being overshadowed by vast economic and social problems.

Workers, left parties meet on global economic crisis

NEW DELHI -- There could not be an agenda more significant for the communist and workers parties' 11th international meeting than global capitalism's deep and ongoing economic crisis.