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Cuban Gov’t Assesses Economic and Social Model

Cuba’s Government held a two-day meeting to assess policies implemented since 2011 to update the country’s economic and social model, Granma daily reports on March 27th. At the meeting headed by President Raul Castro, the authorities discussed key issues such as housing, currency exchange and standardization and heard a report on the...

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Raul Castro Highlights Friendship between Cuba and Vietnam

President Raul Castro highlighted the excellent relations between the Cuba and Vietnam, after being awarded with the Golden Star Order, the maximum decoration granted by that Asian country, in Havana on Thursday. After being awarded with Golden Star Order, President Raul Castro said: ‘The deep friendship between Cuba and Vietnam...

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Why U.S.-Bound ‘Caravans’ of Central American Migrants Are Getting Trump’s Attention?

In a three-tweet salvo Sunday morning, Trump decried recent struggles with congressional Democrats to reach a deal that would legalize the status of millions of “dreamers” — undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children. “Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of...

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USA Starts Deploying Military in Border with Mexico

Texas and Arizona are the first two US states to start deploying military at the border with Mexico as demanded president Donald Trump who also abolished the ”capture and release” standard norm to treat undocumented immigrants. According to Saturday media reports, Texas and Arizona will be contributing military to the batch...

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Caribbean Leftists Decry Lula’s Arrest in Brazil

A Caribbean progressive movement called for April 12 to be “a day of solidarity with the Brazilian Workers and for the release of President Lula.” The progressive Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration expressed its dismay over the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and called for his immediate release. “The...

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AP Exclusive: US, Mexico Team Up on New Front in Drug War

The U.S. and Mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers. The United States, Mexico and Colombia will target drug smugglers off South America’s Pacific coast in an operation that is scheduled to begin Sunday and...

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Guatemala to Move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May

Guatemala will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in two months, just two days after the United States plans to relocate its embassy to the city. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales made the announcement Sunday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington. His remarks were greeted...

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ALBA Summit: Leaders to Reject US-led Intervention in Venezuela

The summit of presidents of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, or ALBA, group kicks off Monday where leaders are expected to reject United States-led attacks against Venezuela’s sovereignty and its democratic system. ALBA’s 15th meeting will begin at Miraflores Presidential Palace headed by Venezuelan...

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El Salvador: Right-Wing ARENA Set to Keep Majority in Assembly

Election results so far indicate that the ruling leftist FMLN is likely to maintain its position as the second party in the country’s legislature. With almost 64 percent of tally sheets processed so far, El Salvador’s right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) party maintains a comfortable lead over the leftist Farabundo...

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US Ambassador to Mexico to Resign, Amid Strained Relations

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, is resigning from her post this spring, amid strained relations between the two countries and on the heels of other notable departures from the State Department. In a note sent to embassy staff Thursday, Jacobson wrote that after more than 31 years in government service, she has submitted...

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