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TPP approved, but a legislative fight looms in the U.S.

In the United States, there is going to be a fight about this, in the context of national elections.

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Calling out the hypocrisy of the U.S. Cuban blockade

Ending restrictions on U.S. tourist travel, expanding U.S. exports to Cuba - both are topics that are unlikely to survive the rigors of Republican-dominated Congress. 

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Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine says end Cuban Adjustment Act

"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."

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U.S. and Cuba come to table to talk mutual compensation

State Department spokesperson John Kirby regards "resolution of outstanding claims" as a top priority for normalization.

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On the trans-pacific partnership, we have to educate

A recent poll on the controversial so-called "free trade" pact tells us that workers and our allies have a massive public education job to do.

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Cuba-U.S. Relations: Next stop, Congress

The Cuban position is that there are still things the Obama administration can do by executive order to move things forward. 

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Military families and top brass support Iran nuclear deal

"It takes courage to deal with an adversarial country in a peaceful manner, and to instead focus on what joins us together than what tears us apart."

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After 54 years, U.S. raises flag in Cuba

A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Dominicans speak out for Dominicans of Haitian descent

The friction between Dominicans and Haitians is rooted in a complicated mutual history, in which the U.S. has been a factor.

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Ending Cuban blockade could improve U.S. health

If the current thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations leads to lifting the decades-long blockade, we will have access to life-saving drugs and vaccines now banned in the U.S.

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