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Why the B-52 failed

I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article titled, "After 60 Years, B-52's Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet."

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Heirs to notorious gangster seek to be compensated by Cuba

A close examination of the books of many former U.S. enterprises in Cuba would show a whole lot of questionable activity.

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Courageous prosecutor indicts 18 high-ranking military officers for Guatemala genocide

Up to now very few of the direct perpetrators have ever been brought to account.

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Spain’s elections: Establishment parties punished, road ahead uncertain

On Dec. 20, Spaniards went to the polls for elections to the Cortes, the bicameral parliament. 

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Cuba celebrates triumph of its revolution

For Cubans, January 1, 1959, marks the "triumph of the revolution." That day revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro gained state power. 

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South America: The Bolivarians strike back

As 2015 wound down, the left wing Bolivarian "pink tide" in Latin America suffered two serious setbacks, both of which are sobering results that have it reassessing political tactics.

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Is International Migrants Day destined to be a day of mourning?

Today, December 18, is officially recognized by the United Nations as International Migrants' Day. 

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Today in history: Morocco is the first country to recognize the U.S.

On December 20, 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco became the first country in the world to recognize U.S. independence.

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FARC and Colombian government near successful conclusion of peace talks

There are now "agreements" on agrarian rights, illegal drugs, political participation, and victims. 

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Remembering: The Aztec calendar stone is uncovered

On December 17, 1790, 225 years ago, one of the wonders of the Western Hemisphere was uncovered.

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