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Cuba leads in the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Cuba is the first nation in the world to answer an urgent call for personnel to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa and will send 165 medical professionals to Sierra Leone.

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“In the Fields of the North” photos on the border wall

"In the Fields of the North" is an exhibition of photographs of farm workers in the U.S., almost all migrants from Mexico.

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Activists eye anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban Five

Organizations and activists who have been fighting for freedom for the Cuban Five will descend on Washington D.C. during the week starting Sept. 11, for a series of political actions.

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Ailí Labañino in Australia talks about the Cuban Five

The Cuban Five, arrested by the FBI in Miami on September 12, 1998, were political prisoners; three still are.

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Ukraine crisis the focus of NATO summit this week

A combination of regular Ukrainian military supplemented by private militias organized by right wing political groups had been bombarding the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.

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War talk re Syria ratchets up

But it is spurring worries of another misguided U.S. military undertaking, escalating war and chaos, with the people of the region bearing the brunt.

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"The Tower of David" and Venezuela's housing revolution

Known in the neighborhood as the Tower of David, this skyscraper has a radical story taking place behind the tower's walls.

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Ebola epidemic and African underdevelopment

These are countries of fabulous wealth, whose people live in grinding poverty, the pattern for most of sub-Saharan Africa.

 

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Ukraine: Cracks appear in Kiev coalition

Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.

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