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Latest update : 2010-11-01

Communism: is the Long March over? (part 2)

"The Cuban system no longer works for Cuba." These are Fidel Castro’s word to The Atlantic, an American newspaper. The last living symbol of the old Communist world doubts communism still works. At the age of 83, after illness and handing over the reigns of power to his brother Raúl, Fidel Castro has come to a conclusion that his faithful followers might find hard to take.

 

A debate with Mark Owen and guests
 
Jim COHEN, Professor of political Sciences at Paris VIII University and Lecturer at the IHEAL (l'Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine)
Francis PISANI, Former correspondant for Le Monde in Latin America
Jose AZEL, Senior research associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and author of Mañana in Cuba: The Legacy of Castroism and Transitional Challenges for Cuba (by phone from Miami, USA)
 
 
Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats

 

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Divided Kingdom: UK Parliament, Cabinet at odds over Brexit

It was a particularly long day for Britain's embattled prime minister. In parliament, Theresa May has to fend off challenges within her own party. As the clock ticks on...

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2017-11-13 counter-terrorism

Paris attacks: Two years later, France grapples with how to fight terror

Two years on, France remembers the 130 killed, along with the survivors of the shootings at the Bataclan concert hall, the national stadium and at the terraces of Right Bank...

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2017-11-09 Asia-pacific

Trump in China: US president hails 'great chemistry' with Xi Jinping

Once upon a time, there was a China-bashing US presidential candidate. A year and a day later, Donald J. Trump is feted in Beijing, blaming trade imbalances on his predecessors...

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