October

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UN General Assembly denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba

For the 18th consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to condemn the economic blockade that the United States has maintained against socialist Cuba.

World Notes: Chile, UK, Gilbraltar, UN, Afghanistan, Cuba

Chile and indigenous rights; UK and privatization; United Nations and food aid; Gibraltar and worker rights; Afghanistan and stress; Cuba and children.

We should learn from Cuba says New Orleans mayor

When it comes to hurricane disaster response New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, during his recent six-day trip to Cuba, said the U.S. should learn from the socialist island. Nagin acknowledged Cuba does “a much better job than we do.”

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World Notes: South Africa, Mexico, South Korea, Romania, Afghanistan, Cuba

South Africa and health care, Mexico and mining, South Korea and unions, Romania and general strike, Afghanistan and development, Cuba and milestones