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6 hrs ago | Inside Colombia

FARC leader's apology was from the heart: Colombia conflict victim

A woman whose family was massacred by FARC guerillas has received a "heartfelt" apology from the chief peace negotiator of Colombia's largest guerilla group during a break in the ongoing peace talks in Havana, Cuba, according to Colombia's Semana news magazine.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

11 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Cuba to add security measures to pesos

Raúl Castro shakes hands with Vladimir Putin at Revolution Palace in Havana as the Russian leader began a recent tour of Latin America.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro

15 hrs ago | Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: The day the people of Havana protested in the streets

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the disappearance of the USSR had been the trigger for the beginning in Cuba of the "Special Period in Times of Peace," an economic crisis which lasted for 25 years.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, US News, Conservative Political News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Times

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Mariela Castro, lawmaker and director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education smiles before giving a press conference on the first day of the VI Regional ILGALAC Conference and the start of activities at the VII Cuban Symposium Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, Cuba.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Human Sexuality, Cuba, World News, Raul Castro, Fidel Castro, Gay/Lesbian

Foreign Policy

Damn Yanquis

The idea of "democracy promotion" sells well in Washington -- it's practically untouchable.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Fidel Castro

Babalu Blog

Discredited AP story leads Castro propaganda machine in Cuba to suffer another self-inflicted wound

In yet another indicator of the slow, inevitable decline of the Castro regime's once-vaunted propaganda machine, CubaSi reported that Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, condemned the United States because the " Associated Press revealed this week details of a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development that used ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, South America, Travel, Paraguay Travel, Paraguay, US News, Conservative Political News

Babalu Blog

Tragic news: Canadian beer brewed in Castrogonia in short supply, but racist mascots are not.

"Delayed imports of malt barley" -- yeah, that's it! "Hoarding" by privately-run restaurants -- yeah, that's it.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Cuba, World News, Conservative Political News

Cybercast News Service

Cuban photographer: Do you recognize this girl?

In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera.

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Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, World News, Cameras,

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Babalu Blog

Reports from Cuba: Alan Gross: Trapped in a Cold War Tale

In the Zamora neighborhood, next to the Carlos J. Finlay military hospital, in the Marianao Council area, in Eastern Havana, many of the neighbors don't know anything about the background of Allan Gross, the US contractor, who is stuck there.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, US News, Conservative Political News

The China Post

Victims of Colombia's armed conflict testify

Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation of any accord.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Cuba

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

A revisit to the Cuban Balsero crisis and the people who found freedom in America

Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago recalls the stories of Cuban refugees she met two decades ago in the Guantánamo camps and how they carved out new lives in America.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Cuba, World News, Central America, Cuba, AL, US Military, US Navy, Fidel Castro

Babalu Blog

It's a good thing that more and more Cuban 'Pedro Pan' children are telling their stories

It happened almost daily in Cuba as parents took their children to the airport, put them on plane and waved goodbye.

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Related Topix: Cuba, Central America, World News, Conservative Political News, US News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

CBS Local

Nearly 3,000 Cuban Rafters Picked Up By US Authorities So Far In 2014

Cuban President Raul Castro , Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes and Cuban first vice president Miguel Diaz Canel are seen during the 61st Anniversary of the Moncada Barracks attack celebrations at the Artemisa Mausoleum monument on July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Central America, Prison, Raul Castro, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Miami New Times

Miami Icons: El Faraon, Where Fidel Castro Once Visited

San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. St. Louis has the Arch. Las Vegas has its retro welcome sign.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro, Miami, FL, Cuba, World News, Central America, Urban Legend

A-Infos Radio Project

outFarpress presents: The Shortwave Report 08/15/14 Listen Globally!, Segment 1

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Crikey

Past and present collide in Havana's moving art scene

In Cuba, a country where criticism of the government is whispered and no citizen is allowed in any boat for fear they'll flee to Florida only 90 miles away, it is somewhat surprising to come across a wild warehouse party in the beachside suburb of Vedado on Friday night, featuring rock bands, electrified flamenco, edgy music video, film screenings ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Cuba, AL, Central America,

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Global Voices Online

Havana's Freaky Side

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, The 80'S, Pop/Rock

Star-Telegram.com

Cuba marks Castro's 88th with tributes, photo show

Cuba is marking Fidel Castro's 88th birthday with tributes in official media, a concert and a photo exhibit in the capital and a newly inaugurated restoration of the home where he was born.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Panama resumes literacy program with Cuban assistance

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

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AlertNet

FARC chief says Colombia peace deal unlikely this year

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's lead negotiator Ivan Marquez addresses the media during a conference in Havana, Cuba, May 27, 2014.

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