October

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Government shuts down, but anti-Cuba program keeps going

While essential government services that help millions of ordinary people were shut down, Radio and TV Marti kept broadcasting.

War zone extends to Colombian prisons

Negotiators at peace talks in Cuba between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are discussing political prisoners as part of their current agenda item.

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Cuba gains UN victory over U.S.

The UN General Assembly on October 29 approved a Cuban resolution calling upon the United States to end its economic, commercial and financial blockade.

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Torpedoing the Iran nuclear talks

Powerful and wealthy opponents-from the halls of Congress to Middle East capitals-are maneuvering to torpedo negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

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Canadians sue spy agency over secret surveillance

 As with the National Security Agency in the United States, Canada's spy agency, has come under fire after it was revealed that the agency is illegally spying on Canadians.

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Czech elections: Communists advance but protest candidates steal the show

What Babiš and his party actually stand for, other than the fact that they don't like Social Democrats, Communists, and taxes, is by no means clear.

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Slavery existing amidst Olympic preps in Qatar

44 workers have died in Qatar, mostly of heart attacks, which is not surprising as many are laboring in temperatures of 122 degrees and are denied access to water.

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Dominican court strips Haitian migrants of citizenship

On September 25, the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic decreed that between 200,000 and 300,000 persons born in the Dominican Republic of Haitian parentage must be stripped of their Dominican citizenship and the rights that go with it.

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Train carrying oil derails, sets Alberta town ablaze

A train carrying crude and petroleum derailed and caused explosions near the Canadian village of Gainford, Alberta, forcing the entire community to evacuate, and firefighters have decided they must let the resulting blaze burn itself out.

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U.S. influence figures in Honduran presidential race

Honduras chooses a president on November 24, and Xiomara Castro, candidate of the new Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre) is running. Three U.S. congresspersons have some election advice for Secretary of State John Kerry.

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