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Cuba’s infant mortality rate at its lowest level ever

Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history. 

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In Dresden, PEGIDA meets opposition

Racism and fascism are real dangers here and elsewhere. One can hope that this weapon of biting sarcasm will at least rein in the PEGIDA danger.

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“Here, nobody surrenders”: 56 years since the Cuban Revolution

The Cubans greeted the victory of the Revolution with rejoicing and a burst of energy as they put their shoulders to the wheel of building a new society on socialist principles.

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Caribbean states, Uruguayan president demand end of U.S. blockade of Cuba

The Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, has once more called for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.

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The worry about Assata Shakur

A concern has been raised about the fate of Assata Shakur, an African-American activist who was given political asylum by the government of Fidel Castro in 1982.

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Despite our differences, U.S. and Cuba have stake in cooperation

Speech from Cuba President Raul Castro on the return of the remaining Cuban Five prisoners and the monumental changes in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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The present and future of Jerusalem: a peace activist’s view

Since the war between Israel and the surrounding Arab states, the mantra for many Israeli politicians has been "Jerusalem, the united and undivided eternal capital of Israel."

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Pakistan declares three-day mourning for school terror victims

The attack drew condemnation from around the world, with even Taliban militants in neighbouring Afghanistan decrying the killing as "un-Islamic."

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Unity worth the effort at world Communist meeting

The 16th Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties was hosted with elegant patience by the Communist Party of Ecuador. 

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Subversion contractors an obstacle to U.S.-Cuba ties

The focus so far has been on pushing Obama toward changes he is legally authorized to carry out. The missing link, however, may be popular pressure put on Congress.

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