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World Notes: Egypt, Sri Lanka, Romania, Brazil

News briefs from four regions of the world.

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People, profits and the uses of Colombia

With military cooperation treaties dating back to 1952, Colombia now serves as a prime tool for U.S. regional control.

ALBA marks fifth anniversary at Havana summit

Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed representatives of ALBA nations to Havana Dec. 11-14 for their eighth summit meeting.

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Thousands pay homage to Victor Jara

In Chile this weekend, thousands paid tribute to legendary folksinger Victor Jara who was brutally murdered in 1973 by the military coup regime led by dictator Augusto Pinochet.

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World socialists gather in Caracas

If nothing else, the "First International Meeting of Parties of the Left" in Caracas last week was ambitious.

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South American & African countries hold historic meeting

Leaders of more than 60 South American and African countries met on Margarita Island, Venezuela, last month, raising the possibility of a new bloc of nations that can reduce their dependence on the U.S. and other capitalist powers.

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A U.S. musician pays tribute to Mercedes Sosa

Argentinian folksinger Mercedes Sosa was known the world over as “the voice of the voiceless.”

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Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer for justice, dies

Mercedes Sosa, who died Sunday, will live in the hearts of lovers of the Nueva Cancion and of social justice.

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