One thing is apparent to anyone who has studied Cuban society as Esteban Morales has: the subject of racism is far from "taboo" in Cuba.
President Bush launched a war that directly killed nearly 4,500 U.S. troops and at least 121,000 Iraqis, and wounded over 33,000 U.S. soldiers and countless Iraqis.
He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.
Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"
What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?
The words "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel" were in the 2008 Democratic Party platform but not, at first, in this year's text.
The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.
First, one should never be surprised to find that the NY Times can ferret out experts to say virtually anything.
Activists with Greenpeace shut down 74 Shell gas stations July 16, in London and Edinburgh, to protest the oil corporation's plans to drill into the sensitive Arctic ecosystem for oil.
Protests are growing in the Sudan in response to the announcement that fuel subsidies will be discontinued.