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Cuban-American Youth More Open to Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations

Miami, FL. Like many young Cuban-Americans in Miami, 18-year-old Stephanie Chaviano grew up speaking two languages: Spanish, at home, and English, in school. President Barack Obama’s change in policy toward Cuba comes as the Cuban-American population itself is changing – in its demographics, views of U.S.-Cuba policy and its politics. Chaviano has spent her entire […]

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Six Years After Quake, ‘Deteriorating’ Situation for Those in Haiti Camps

New York, N.Y. Six years after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left at least 1.5 million homeless, the United Nations is underlining that humanitarian action has achieved significant results, but that the situation has been deteriorating since June. Six years after the devastating earthquake of 2010 that killed 200,000+ people and […]

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Sean Penn Interviewed Drug Lord “El Chapo” for Rolling Stone

Washington, D.C. “El Chapo” Guzman in Mexico, months before his capture, for an interview posted on Rolling Stone magazine’s website late Saturday, a day after Guzman was captured by Mexican authorities. Sean Penn at an anti-war rally in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2007. Photo: Elvert Xavier Barnes. Guzman “proudly” volunteers to Penn “I supply more heroin, […]

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British Financier: Trump’s Rhetoric Hurts Brand U.S.A., World Economy

London, England. Donald Trump’s rhetoric is “damaging brand U.S.A” internationally and could hit the American economy and jobs, warns the C.E.O. of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The warning from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, comes after the billionaire frontrunner in the Republican presidential candidate race this […]

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Obama Issues Executive Orders on Curbing Gun Violence

Washington, D.C. U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss his new initiatives to curb gun violence in remarks Tuesday at the White House, as he works to detail to Americans the executive orders he says will not step on Constitutional rights. Photo: St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. Some of the measures, first announced by the White […]

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U.N. Concerned Over Uncertainty in Haiti, Urges Power Transfer

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern today over growing political uncertainty in Haiti and urged the two candidates in the presidential run-off there to help the electoral process move forward while preserving the country’s democratic gains. Haitians voted in the second round of the senatorial and parliamentary elections and the first […]

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Doctors: No Signs Jimmy Carter’s Cancer Is Spreading

Washington, D.C. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter got some good news Tuesday: Doctors in Atlanta said that there was no evidence his liver and brain cancer had spread and that he was responding well to treatment. Former president Jimmy Carter. Photo: Wikipedia. Cancer experts who are not involved in treating Carter said the report was the best […]

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U.N. Renews Long-Standing Call for End to U.S. Cuba Embargo

New York, N.Y. In a near unanimous vote, the 193-member United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution renewing its call for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, while also acknowledging the restoration, after nearly 50 years, of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The […]

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