Socialism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24812/all en China's new leader - harbinger of reform or another conservative? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/chinas-new-leader-harbinger-reform-or-another-conservative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Terril Yue Jones and Benjamin Kang Lim</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - When Xi Jinping became the new leader of China's Communist Party two months ago, hopes were high for reform in the giant nation. But despite what appears to be sensitive handling of a strike by journalists and a challenge to Beijing's tight control of the press, signs of change seem tentative.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/chinas-new-leader-harbinger-reform-or-another-conservative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crown Prince Party Health Labor Social Issues Socialism Xi Jinping Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:16:26 +0000 5732865 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuban hospital carefully guards Hugo Chavez's privacy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/cuban-hospital-carefully-guards-hugo-chavezs-privacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hospital run by Cuban Interior Ministry</p> <p>* Considered the best in communist-run Cuba</p> <p>* VIP facilities off limits to most staff</p> <p>By Marc Frank</p> <p>HAVANA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - You would never guess that one of the world's most famous heads of state, Venezuelan president and self-proclaimed revolutionary Hugo Chavez, is battling cancer at Havana's Center for Medical-Surgical Research (CIMEQ).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/cuban-hospital-carefully-guards-hugo-chavezs-privacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Hugo Chavez Politics Religion Socialism Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:15:05 +0000 5734426 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Japan's Abe turns to SE Asia to counter China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/preview-japans-abe-turns-se-asia-counter-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Linda Sieg and Jonathan Thatcher</p> <p>TOKYO/JAKARTA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The last time he was prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe's inaugural foreign trip was to China. In the job again 7 years later and relations with Beijing now chilly, Abe is turning first this time to the rising economic stars of Southeast Asia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/preview-japans-abe-turns-se-asia-counter-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Shinz┼Ź Abe Shinzo Abe Socialism Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:15:56 +0000 5735029 at http://www.globalpost.com Clinton highlights U.S. concern over missing Lao activist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/clinton-highlights-us-concern-over-missing-lao-activist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Laos on Thursday to mount a transparent investigation into the disappearance of a prominent activist who rights groups believe has been taken into government custody.</p> <p>"We are deeply concerned about the well-being of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, who disappeared one month ago," Clinton said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/clinton-highlights-us-concern-over-missing-lao-activist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Politics Socialism Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:03:53 +0000 5735277 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela's Chavez undergoing physical therapy -Bolivian president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LA PAZ, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is undergoing physical therapy in Cuba as part of his fight to recover from cancer surgery, his ally Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"We have good news about our brother, President Hugo Chavez. He is already undergoing physical therapy to return to his country," Morales said. (Reporting by Carlos Quiroga; Writing by Hilary Burke; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)</p> Che Guevara Hugo Chavez Politics Socialism Venezuela Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:30:48 +0000 5737782 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Venezuela's Chavez in therapy, eyes return -Morales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-chavez-aiming-return-venezuela-bolivian-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bolivian president says Chavez preparing for homecoming</p> <p>* Media say army hospital being prepared for Chavez</p> <p>* Minister cautions on return date fixed yet (Adds information minister)</p> <p>By Carlos Quiroga and Diego Ore</p> <p>LA PAZ/CARACAS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is undergoing physical therapy to hasten his return from Cuba after surgery there last month for the cancer jeopardizing his 14-year rule, Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-chavez-aiming-return-venezuela-bolivian-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Che Guevara Hugo Chavez Politics Politics of Venezuela Social Issues Socialism Venezuela Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:15:26 +0000 5737804 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-FEATURE-State spending fuels Correa's re-election bid in Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/feature-state-spending-fuels-correas-re-election-bid-ecuador <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Incumbent Correa clear favorite to win Feb. 17 election</p> <p>* Millions won over with healthcare, education and roads</p> <p>* New term may mean continued conflicts with investors</p> <p>By Eduardo Garcia</p> <p>ZUMBAHUA, Ecuador, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Once a forgotten cluster of mud houses amid windswept peaks, the Ecuadorean village of Zumbahua today boasts a state-of-the-art schoolhouse with large projection touch screens, Internet access in every classroom and lessons in three languages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/feature-state-spending-fuels-correas-re-election-bid-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Health Labor Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:15:22 +0000 5739209 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Ecuador and its president Rafael Correa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-ecuador-and-its-president-rafael-correa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa is the clear favorite to win a Feb. 17 election riding strong support from the low-income majority that has benefited from high state spending on welfare and infrastructure.</p> <p>Here are some key facts about Correa and Ecuador:</p> <p>* Correa was born in 1963 to a lower middle-class family in the port city of Guayaquil. He earned an economics degree from the local university before winning scholarships in Belgium and the United States, where he received his doctorate in 2001.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-ecuador-and-its-president-rafael-correa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Human Interest Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:45:28 +0000 5739401 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Top opposition candidates in Ecuador's presidential race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-top-opposition-candidates-ecuadors-presidential-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is the clear favorite to win a Feb. 17 election against a fractured opposition.</p> <p>Here are some details on the top opposition candidates:</p> <p>GUILLERMO LASSO</p> <p>Polls show the former head of Banco de Guayaquil, Ecuador's No. 2 bank, is the top challenger to Correa. The most recent survey by pollster Cedatos, published in December, shows him taking 22 percent of the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-top-opposition-candidates-ecuadors-presidential-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Politics of Ecuador Social Issues Socialism Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:45:35 +0000 5739403 at http://www.globalpost.com China carries out anti-missile test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/china-carries-out-anti-missile-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 27 (Reuters) - China tested emerging military technology aimed at destroying missiles in mid-air after an initial test in 2010, state media said on Sunday, in a move that will unnerve its neighbours.</p> <p>A brief report by the official Xinhua news agency said the military carried out a "land-based mid-course missile interception test within its territory".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/china-carries-out-anti-missile-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Missile defense Socialism Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:45:41 +0000 5740186 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-vietnam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Tension with China about competing claims over portions of the South China Sea remains the top political risk in Vietnam, capable of creating international and domestic rifts.</p> <p>Major arms purchases may soon be under discussion, even as economic growth slows. Late last year Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung offered a rare apology for Vietnam's economic problems, and said the ruling Communist Party should work to implement reforms more quickly.</p> <p>RATINGS: (Unchanged unless stated)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Socialism Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:45:03 +0000 5740856 at http://www.globalpost.com Church raises concerns over Cuba's visa reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/church-raises-concerns-over-cubas-visa-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spokesman for the Catholic church in Cuba raised concerns Friday that reforms making traveling easier for Cubans could lead to population declines in vital age groups.</p> <p>The new law, allowing Cubans to go abroad without special exit visas for the first time since 1961, took affect in mid-January and has allowed many, including prominent dissidents, to apply for passports and make international travel plans.</p> <p>Father Jose Felix Perez, spokesman of the Cuban Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he felt the reform was "good in and of itself itself."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/church-raises-concerns-over-cubas-visa-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Political philosophy Religion Socialism AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:45:04 +0000 5743478 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba says Obama 'misinformed' on island affairs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cuba-says-obama-misinformed-island-affairs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior Cuban official lashed out at President Barack Obama on Friday for linking improved human rights in the country to better diplomatic ties, and suggesting the communist island had outdated policies.</p> <p>Josefina Vidal, who heads the North American affairs office at the Cuban foreign ministry, said Obama was poorly advised if he believed that no change had come to Cuba in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cuba-says-obama-misinformed-island-affairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Barack Obama Business International relations Politics Socialism Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:30:26 +0000 5743816 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba holds military exercises against possible US aggression http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cuba-holds-military-exercises-against-possible-us-aggression <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cuba's armed forces on Saturday began holding military exercises aimed at preparing the Communist-ruled island to defend itself against any possible attack from the United States, local media reported.</p> <p>Military units from across the island "began this weekend to prepare for Cuba's defense... which would combine the participation of the armed forces and the people," the government-run Prensa Latina reported.</p> <p>It wrote that taking part in the exercises are military units from Camaguey in eastern Cuba, the central city of Matanzas and the town of Artemisa outside Havana.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cuba-holds-military-exercises-against-possible-us-aggression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gulf of Mexico Havana Socialism AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 17:15:42 +0000 5744088 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba holds military exercises against possible US aggression http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cuba-holds-military-exercises-against-possible-us-aggression-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cuba's armed forces on Saturday began holding military exercises aimed at preparing the Communist-ruled island to defend itself against any possible attack from the United States, media reported.</p> <p>Military units from across the island "began this weekend to prepare for Cuba's defense... which would combine the participation of the armed forces and the people," the government-run Prensa Latina reported.</p> <p>It wrote that taking part in the exercises are military units from Camaguey in eastern Cuba, the central city of Matanzas and the town of Artemisa outside Havana.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cuba-holds-military-exercises-against-possible-us-aggression-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gulf of Mexico Socialism AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 18:01:21 +0000 5744127 at http://www.globalpost.com