A year of work for organizers, and a month on the road for many participants, culminated on August 1 when the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan returned from Cuba, passing that day from Mexico into Texas.
These days, you need not brave the sharks that populate the Straits of Florida to visit Cuba.
The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.
Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.
The two right-wing parties in the Mexican congress have come together to promote a labor law "reform" that unions see as an effort to crush organized labor.
Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.
Workers of the world united in solidarity against the Mexican government's fierce attack on unions, especially the miners' union.
A general strike, to continue until Mubarak's government falls, has been called by the newly formed Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions.
Still, there are five innocent anti-terrorist fighters sitting in U.S. prison, and it's important to keep their spirits up.
The five men held in U.S. prisons for protecting Cuba from terrorist attacks, known as the Cuban Five, send their greetings of optimism and struggle for the New Year.