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Vietnam navigates global competition, free trade in quest for development

30 years into a program of "renewal" of its socialist system, Vietnam faces a world dominated by free trade agreements, competition, and global capital.

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Tensions remain high in the South China Sea

Vietnam is moving forward in resolving the dispute using its principle of "Peace and Cooperation," but the U.S. is holding naval exercises in the region.

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U.S. blockade of Cuba puts children at risk

Although Cuba's socialist society guarantees all Cubans free high quality health care, Cubans unnecessarily suffer due to the U.S. blockade that prevents medical equipment and supplies from reaching them.

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Fair trade community rallies around Nepal

The people of Nepal seem to be disappointed in the government, like the government is holding them back from taking care of each other.

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Secret tribunals part of “Trojan Horse” Trans-Pacific trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a free trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Asian and Pacific countries that few people have heard of.

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TPP trade talks draw foes on both sides of Pacific

Twitter carried pictures of protesting Asian workers and news reports said the Obama-Abe bargaining in Japan would probably not result in approval of the trade pact.

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Mexico after 20 years of NAFTA: poor and getting poorer

20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, farmers and workers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada suffer from corporate profiteering.

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After 55 years, time to end embargo against Cuba

We can do it! Let's get this done this year! ¡Viva la Revolución Cubana! ¡Viva Cuba Socialista!

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Cuba: U.S. cows firms on embargo, harms economy

For more than half a century the U.S. has severely impeded Cuba's economy, costing the island nation $1,157,327,000, and millions to the U.S. economy, according to a United Nations resolution on the trade embargo.

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Forty years after fascist coup, Chile may elect socialist, again

Forty years ago today Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S.-abetted coup because he was a socialist; in two months Chileans may elect Michelle Bachelet, another socialist.

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