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Anti-communist crusader Otto Reich is a baffling pick to "change the narrative."

In late July, with child migrants still surging across the US-Mexico border, President Obama met with Central American leaders to discuss a response to the crisis.

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Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: The day the people of Havana protested in the streets

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the disappearance of the USSR had been the trigger for the beginning in Cuba of the "Special Period in Times of Peace," an economic crisis which lasted for 25 years.

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The Miami Herald

Cuba to add security measures to pesos

Raúl Castro shakes hands with Vladimir Putin at Revolution Palace in Havana as the Russian leader began a recent tour of Latin America.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro

Metsblog.com

Mets not among teams seen as serious players for Castillo

The Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Cubs, Yankees and Mariners are expected to end up signing Cuban free-agent OF Rusney Castillo , who is currently sifting through offers, according to MLB reporter Jon Heyman .

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The Daily Caller

Ice Bucket Challenge Hipsters: These Guantanamo Detainees Did It First

The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral lately on Facebook and Instagram, raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease as people either dump a bucket of ice water on their head or donate $100 to the ALS Association.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, World News, Guantanamo Bay, US News, Conservative Political News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Times

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Mariela Castro, lawmaker and director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education smiles before giving a press conference on the first day of the VI Regional ILGALAC Conference and the start of activities at the VII Cuban Symposium Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, Cuba.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Human Sexuality, World News, Raul Castro, Fidel Castro, Gay/Lesbian

Foreign Policy

Damn Yanquis

The idea of "democracy promotion" sells well in Washington -- it's practically untouchable.

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Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: Cholera situation worsens in Ciego de Avila

An increase in the number of patients hospitalized for cholera indicates that the unfortunate epidemiological situation in the province of Ciego de Avila is worsening, causing alarm among the population.

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St. Petersburg Times

20 years ago, 35,000 'balseros' fled Castro's Cuba on anything that would float

Editor's note: Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago recalls the stories of Cuban refugees she met two decades ago in the Guantnamo camps and how they carved out new lives in America.

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Babalu Blog

Discredited AP story leads Castro propaganda machine in Cuba to suffer another self-inflicted wound

In yet another indicator of the slow, inevitable decline of the Castro regime's once-vaunted propaganda machine, CubaSi reported that Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, condemned the United States because the " Associated Press revealed this week details of a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development that used ... (more)

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Babalu Blog

Tragic news: Canadian beer brewed in Castrogonia in short supply, but racist mascots are not.

"Delayed imports of malt barley" -- yeah, that's it! "Hoarding" by privately-run restaurants -- yeah, that's it.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera.

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Sunherald.com

Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, William Castellanos displays a book of his photos in Miami.

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Star-Telegram.com

Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

Twenty years have passed since the Cuban rafter crisis, when Fidel Castro allowed 35,000 of his countrymen to climb onto flimsy rafts in a mass exodus to Florida.

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Related Topix: Central America, World News, Fidel Castro, Cameras

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: Alan Gross: Trapped in a Cold War Tale

In the Zamora neighborhood, next to the Carlos J. Finlay military hospital, in the Marianao Council area, in Eastern Havana, many of the neighbors don't know anything about the background of Allan Gross, the US contractor, who is stuck there.

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The China Post

Victims of Colombia's armed conflict testify

Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation of any accord.

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Babalu Blog

Photo essay of the day: The glorious legacy of the so-called Revolution

Forget the hotels for tourists. This is how Cubans live. This is where the people-to-people tours never go.

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Hispanic Business

Remembering Guantanamo through the lives of the Haitians held there

What life was like, and the faces of the men, women and children who called the U.S. naval base home, will be on display Thursday as part of a national effort to remember , visitors will be able to view a multi-media history of "GTMO," dating as far back as 1898 and through its most recent history as a holding place for Haitian and Cuban refugees ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, World News, Prison

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

Cuban rafters: 20 years after the crisis

FILE: Cuban refugees stand on the front of a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maui after being rescued from rafts in the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1994.

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BBC News

A country where toilet paper is rarer than partridge

Years after the collapse of the USSR, Cuba remains a bastion of communism, central planning... and shortages of basic goods.

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