The friction between Dominicans and Haitians is rooted in a complicated mutual history, in which the U.S. has been a factor.
I was the Washington correspondent of the Daily World and received a packet in the mail of top secret FBI documents exposing the surveillance of tens of thousands of law-abiding people.
The U.S. and Cuban governments restored diplomatic relations, but U. S. measures humiliating and messing with the Cuban people are still in force.
During the Great Depression, the "Bonus Expeditionary Force," a group of World War I veterans seeking to cash in their veterans' bonus certificates, arrived in D.C.
"Keep the solidarity movement going in the fight to lift the blockade. Please extend our deepest gratitude to all."
The Cuban 5 are free, and difficult but promising negotiations have been going on in Havana about the restoration of full diplomatic relations.
"He may have no blood relations in the United States, but he has thousands of brothers and sisters."
Good food and politics were in ample supply at the annual New York Better World awards.
The remaining three of the Cuba 5 are being freed in a new deal between President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro.
Kucinich represents ultra-left "idealism" that leads us into blind alleys. In that regard he's no different from right-wing voters who go to the polls obsessing over one thing.