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Opposition to militarism spurs big win for Japan’s communists

The Japanese Communist Party scored historic gains in December's parliamentary elections, and most strikingly in Okinawa.

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Mexico’s federal police responsible for slaughter of student teachers?

HRW is calling on the Obama administration to halt aid to Mexican security forces until human rights violations are investigated and prosecuted.

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Latin American, Caribbean nations bolster economic ties with China

Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.

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Tragedy and crime in Paris: the Charlie Hebdo attack

The attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be condoned. The persons responsible must suffer the full consequences for their actions.

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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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Trade (and geopolitical) wars cut oil prices

There is a trade war in oil and fossil fuels. It has four causes I can identify.

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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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Iranian workers resist as sanctions grip

The coming to power of President Hassan Rouhani was sold, both nationally and internationally, as a turning point in the politics of Iran.

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