April

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U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting pays foreign journalists to defame Cuba

The U.S. OCB paid almost $700,000  to journalists and other opinion molders in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America in return for their dissemination of anti-Cuban propaganda.

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Ruling party ousted in Panama elections

On Sunday, voters in Panama upset the predictions of pollsters by electing dissident Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, of the Panameñista Party, as their new president.

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U.S. says Cuba still a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

Beginning in 1982 the list has included Cuba as a "State Sponsor of Terrorism." Others this year are Iran, Sudan, and Syria.

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As crisis builds, Ukrainians face May 25 election

This election is largely a contest of powerful business tycoons who made their fortunes out of the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the privatization of state enterprises that followed.

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Activists push for release of jailed trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani

He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.

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Rwanda: the long descent to genocide

Rwanda was almost exclusively seen in terms of a grand narrative of African catastrophe. 

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Greek unions hold 24-hour general strike against austerity

Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.

 

 

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Venezuela crisis is different this time, mostly

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist-inclined government have been in the streets and causing disturbances since earlier February.

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Continental drift: a slew of European breakaways

The U.S. and its allies may rail against the referendum in the Crimea; Scots will consider a very similar one on September 18, and Catalans would like to do the same.

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Colombia: Jorge Gaitan and the struggle for peace

Peace negotiators of FARC, who've been meeting in Cuba with Colombian government representatives, called for investigating origins of conflict in Colombia.

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