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At UN, Obama highlights break with Bush policies

Obama's boldest statements came in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when he dismissed "cynics" who say a just peace is impossible.

A plea for Gerardo Hernandez

The Cuban Five will never be as famous in the United States as John Brown, and their struggle is entirely different, but they and he put ideals and ethics first.

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Venezuela extradites Salvadoran terrorist to Cuba

The Venezuelan government and news media have announced the arrest, and extradition to Cuba, of accused Salvadoran terrorist Francisco Chavez Abarca.

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Revelations on Posada and Cuban Five case smell bad

When does a stink become one stink too much? That becomes an issue with Luis Posada and with the Cuban Five.

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The new anti-Cuba campaign 

The perpetual propaganda campaign against Cuba has hit a new low.

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‘War on terror’ zeroes in on Yemen

A few things we need to know about Yemen: strategic location, oil, a Very Important Neighbor, imperialism and Cold War history, poverty and economic/environmental crisis.

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Of Terrorism, Cuba, and Yemen

Who gets a visa to enter the United States? Nigerian citizen Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab did, even though his father had notified the U.S. embassy there of his son's worrisome terrorist associations.

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Terrorist activities surface as anti-terrorists are sentenced

Critics of the resentencing this month of three of the Cuban Five prisoners in U.S. jails focused once more on U. S. "double standards."

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Iraq bombings tied to political power struggle

As Iraq set national elections for March 7, massive car bombings in Baghdad were assailed as terrorist efforts to restore dictatorship.

When a terrorist is our terrorist

Recently, a 20-year-old American, Din Dona Thin, took an American Airlines flight from Miami to La Paz, Bolivia. She declared to Bolivian customs officials that she was bringing “cheese” into the country, but a search of her luggage turned up five boxes of ammunition, each box containing 100 .45-caliber bullets.

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