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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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Colombian prisoner David Ravelo speaks to North Americans

Prisoner David Ravelo presented two reports that offer a local and intensely personal perspective on struggle in Colombia for rights and survival.

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French right-wing party in hot water over Panama Papers

We now know that two "allies" of Front National's leader Marine Le Pen, have been named in the Panama Papers.

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Left shut out in Peru presidential runoff; only right-wing candidates remain

The April vote was held under conditions of instability and confusion. 

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Former Cuban Five prisoners teach about solidarity and Cuba

They are expressing thanks for solidarity on their behalf and discussing what the Cuban Revolution means today in a crisis-filled world.

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Zuma impeachment rebuffed, but calls for removal intensify

Events commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the assasination of Chris Hani were held throughout South Africa over the weekend.

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At Tu Du Hospital, optimism remains high despite challenges

Tu Du Hospital has received and raised 500 children who live with the results of birth defects and other injuries from chemical warfare in Vietnam.

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Canada’s social democrats drop centrist leader, open debate on left-wing manifesto

Delegates to the federal convention of the New Democratic Party voted to drop their leader Tom Mulcair.

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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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This week in history: Puerto Rican independentista José de Diego born

Diego was a statesman, journalist, poet, lawyer, and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the United States.

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