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Heading for Havana

These days, you need not brave the sharks that populate the Straits of Florida to visit Cuba.

 

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GOP-dominated House votes to defund Organization of American States

In another fit of lunacy, the Republican House Committee on Foreign Relations voted to cancel the payment of dues to the Organization of American States.

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Obama threatens veto of tighter curbs on Cuba travel

President Obama has threatened a veto of a House bill if it includes tightened restrictions on Cuban-American travel and aid to Cuba.

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Friendshipment en route to Cuba, breaking U.S. blockade

The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.

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Best things in life are free: studying medicine in Cuba

Who would have ever believed that one of the best medical programs in the world is free, in a third world country and primarily filled with people of color?

Cuba: U.S. anti-government payouts continue

U.S. Senator John Kerry has raised questions as to waste and corruption in distributing U.S. funds to anti-government groups in Cuba.

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World Notes: Venezuela, South Africa, Romania and more

Thousands marched in Caracas on June 7 demanding protection for small farmers determined to take over unused land in accordance with the Lands and Agrarian Development Act of 2001.

World Notes: Haiti, Kazakhstan, Italy and more

Evictions in Haiti, oil drilling in Cuba, troubles for the Italian prime minister - and more.

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Cuba's oil prospects pose dilemma for U.S.

On May 12, the Cuban government took advantage of an international meeting on oil drilling safety in Trinidad and Tobago to announce that drilling is about to begin for offshore wells in deep water off Cuba's northeastern coast.

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Reject terrorism, extradite Posada

The time is overdue for justice-minded people to organize to secure terrorist Luis Posada's extradition to Venezuela.

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