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Germany: Scandal, pornography, and naked truths

Gossip and scandal are part of politics; the German media is currently overflowing with these commodities.

Powerful interests mobilize to end U.S. anti-Cuban blockade

The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, cruel and reviled across the globe, has persisted for as long as the period between the U.S. Civil War and World War I.

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World communist parties debate strategy for the road ahead

Attended by representatives of 75 parties in 63 countries, this meeting featured vigorous discussion about the role and policies of communist parties in today's world.

CELAC summit in Cuba reflects region’s altered power dynamics

The 33 heads of states on hand represented all Western Hemisphere nations south of the Rio Grande River, the region Marti called "Our America."

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Community self-defense groups confront Mexico’s drug cartels

An armed insurgency is emerging across Mexico. However, rather than being a movement to overthrow a government, it aims to defend communities and combat drug cartels.

Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low

The Cuban ministry of health released new statistics that show that the country's infant mortality rate has hit a record low, placing it far ahead of the U.S.

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Pope demands accountability from corporate leaders meeting in Davos

As corporate and government leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum, a new poll showed that workers worldwide are struggling to survive on low wages.

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South Africa hits “genocidal” plan of pharmaceutical industry

South Africa is working to create its own generic pharmaceuticals industry. Its success  depends on being able to be independent of big pharma companies. 

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Poverty fuels the Dominican-Haitian conflict

The dispute on the status of descendants of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic is now the subject of negotiations hosted by Nicolas Maduro. 

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“GroKo” Politics - No real change for Germany

 Some have suggested the German "Word of the Year" should be "whistleblower" - in the escalating Denglish language here breezily called "Neu-Deutsch" ("New German").

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