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2006-01-29 22:54:22

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's left-wing president, Hugo Chavez, joined U.S. anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Sunday to assail President George W. Bush and promised to back her protest against the Iraq war. Chavez, a self-styled socialist revolutionary and close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, has become a voice for many anti-U.S. movements as he campaigns against Washington's free-market policies in South America. Sheehan, who held a vigil outside...

2006-01-11 23:20:33

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party vigilantly guards its history, but in 2006 the country must navigate a cascade of traumatic anniversaries of Mao Zedong's rule that may provoke debate over its censored past. Forty years ago, in May 1966, Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, the tumultuous mass campaign that spiralled into a decade of violence and repression. The 30th anniversary of Mao's death is September 9. Then there is the October 6 arrest of the...

2005-10-27 22:35:08

HAVANA (Reuters) - Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona promised Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday he would be at the front of an anti-Bush march in Argentina next week. U.S. President George W. Bush will attend a summit of leaders from all countries from the Americas -- except Cuba -- in Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 4-5. "I think Bush is a murderer. ... I'm going to head the march against him stepping foot on Argentine soil," Maradona said, appearing on Cuban television...

2005-10-10 20:58:14

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party wraps up a four-day closed-door meeting on Tuesday that charts a course for the world's seventh-biggest economy and could see party chief Hu Jintao further cement his grip on power. The plenary session of the 354-member Central Committee is expected to unveil the 11th Five-Year Plan -- a new roadmap that scraps a long-standing policy of faster growth in favor of improving social services and curbing environmental...

2005-09-28 09:33:51

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A top Kremlin aide said on Wednesday Vladimir Lenin should be taken from his Red Square mausoleum and buried, reigniting a discussion about the Soviet leader's final resting place. The fate of Lenin's embalmed body has been controversial since the end of the Soviet Union, where his tomb was an essential site of pilgrimage for generations of communists, with 1990s debate being postponed by leaving him where he is. "Our country has been shaken by trouble more than...

2005-08-29 07:14:32

By Damian Wroclavsky HAVANA (Reuters) - With his picture on rock band posters, baseball caps and women's lingerie, Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara is firmly entrenched in the capitalist consumer society that he died fighting to overturn. The image of the Argentine-born guerrilla gazing sternly into the distance, long-hair tucked into a beret with a single star, has been an enduring 20th century pop icon. The picture -- taken by a Cuban photographer in 1960 and printed on posters...

2005-08-18 14:29:40

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian photographer Freddy Alborta, famous for his image of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara lying dead, has died in La Paz, his family said. Alborta worked as a photojournalist until earlier this year when illness forced him to retire. He died on Wednesday at age 73. In 1967, Alborta was one of a group of journalists allowed to view Guevara's body after he was captured and executed by the Bolivian army. The picture of the leftist guerrilla, with his...

2005-08-14 10:49:53

By Ian MacKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - China missed its chance to overturn the legacy of Communist leader Mao Zedong following his death 30 years ago and turn the country into a democratic and economic giant, his iconoclastic biographer Jung Chang said. Chinese-born Chang, who wrote "Mao, the Unknown Story" with her English husband Jon Halliday, condemns Mao as a mass murderer and an egomaniac with a lust for power who caused incalculable damage to China. But his legend as "the...