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2 hrs ago | Inside Colombia

Pope Greets Presence of Victims in Colombian Peace Talks in Havana

Pope Francis expressed being happy for the victims of the Colombian armed conflict that were heard at the negotiating table of the Government and the guerrillas of the FARC-EP installed in Havana, Cuba.

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6 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

ISIS releases video showing beheading of American journalist

The Islamic State posted a video Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group.

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10 hrs ago | The Hill

9/11 terror trials delayed by allegations of torture

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once averred that "Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen."

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

14 hrs ago | Mother Jones

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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Related Topix: World News, New York

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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Related Topix: World News, Central America, US News, Conservative Political News

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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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Fidel Castro

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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Related Topix: Cholera, Health, World News, US News, Conservative Political News

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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Related Topix: World News, Cuba, AL, Central America, Immigration Reform, Journalism, US Military, US Navy,

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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Related Topix: World News, Central America, South America, Travel, Paraguay Travel, Paraguay, US News, Conservative Political News

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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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, World News, Conservative Political News

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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Related Topix: Central America, World News, Cameras,

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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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Prison, US News, Conservative Political News

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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Related Topix: Central America, World News, Conservative Political News, US News

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