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Why USAID Could Never Spark a Hip Hop Revolution in Cuba

Any attempt to engineer a U.S.-affiliated movement from above is destined to be revealed for the farce that it is.
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Why the US-Cuba Deal is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution

No one in the mainstream media will acknowledge it, but the normalization of American relations with Havana, symbolized by release of prisoners today, is a huge success for the Cuban Revolution.
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Venezuela's Constitution- Fifteen Years of Achievements

The Venezuelan constitution is widely recognized one of the world's most progressive and forward-thinking magna cartas.
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U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela- A Wrong Turn For Regional Diplomacy

Led by Senators Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio, the U.S. Senate passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act on December 8. The House is expected to vote tonight on the bill. The new legislation hatched by the hard right wing of the Upper House will place targeted sanctions on Venezuelan officials Continue reading

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The spectre that haunts the United States and Europe

In the face of the visceral reactions of politicians in Washington and the European capitals, and of their scribes (1), we may say without doubt, to paraphrase the Communist Manifesto, that a spectre is haunting the United States and Europe: The spectre of Vladimir Putin.
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The spectre of social unrest is haunting Putin’s Russia

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The pope and poverty

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Raúl Castro- The New Opening With the USA

Since my election as President of the State Council and Council of Ministers I have reiterated in many occasions our willingness to hold a respectful dialogue with the United States on the basis of sovereign equality, in order to deal reciprocally with a wide variety of topics without detriment to the national Independence and self-determination of our people.
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Lewis Hamilton- A study in courage presiding over a race to the real end

Hamilton is a brilliant racer and a bona fide daredevil, already a legend. But in a world where so many people live in darkness starved of fuel, and oil extraction has caused so much suffering to communities, global warming and environmental activists must question motor sports: the misuse of fuel for the sole purpose of going fast.
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Latin America Leads in Opposing US Torture and Surveillance

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