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Venezuela's Bolivarian government defends against rightist violence

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is facing its biggest challenge since his electoral victory on April 14, 2013 - still unrecognized by the U.S. government.


Sudan: Colonialism's dead hand

Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.


After 55 years, time to end embargo against Cuba

We can do it! Let's get this done this year! ¡Viva la Revolución Cubana! ¡Viva Cuba Socialista!


Obama-Castro handshake has meaning

Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.


Where is U.S. Cuba policy going?

Speaking to a recent event organized by the anti-Castro Cuban-American Foundation in Miami on Nov. 9, President Obama got the attention of both supporters and opponents of U.S. Cuba policy


Forming a German government: Bumper cars for the Bundestag?

The noise is terrific and everyone zooms back and forth, round and round, clashing with everybody else. And there may be no real winner -- except perhaps the man at the cash register.


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.


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.


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.


Cuba: U.S. cows firms on embargo, harms economy

For more than half a century the U.S. has severely impeded Cuba's economy, costing the island nation $1,157,327,000, and millions to the U.S. economy, according to a United Nations resolution on the trade embargo.

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