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Cuba Renews Demands That the US Hand Over Guantanamo
HAVANA - For more than a century, the United States has controlled the Guantanamo naval base in eastern Cuba for a measly $4,085 in lease fees per year. Cuba has long refused to cash the checks. Now, with President Barack Obama ordering the prison for terrorism suspects at the base closed within a...
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President Obama and King Salman Arabia stand at attention during the U.S. national anthem on Jan. 27, 2015, at the start of Obama’s State Visit to Saudi Arabia. ( Photo: Pete Souza/White House). News
Obama Acts Fast on Mideast, but Substance Familiar
CAIRO - President Barack Obama has taken the Middle East by surprise with the speed of his diplomacy but his first statement on the conflict between Arabs and Israelis was strikingly similar to old U.S. policies. Arab leaders in the meantime are jumping in with their own proposals in the hope of...
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The First Mistake: Barack Obama’s Silence on Gaza
In seven days, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the forty fourth president of the United States. The UK Telegraph reports today that people have been willing to pay $2000 for one of the 240,000 tickets, most of them standing, to the inauguration. The streets of Washington DC are flush with cash,...
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Obama's Silence
Back when Barack Obama was a longshot candidate in the Iowa primary, he was morally candid, saying on March 11, 2007, that "nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people." It was one month after the announcement of Obama's campaign, and the last time he would make such a statement. Three...
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'Eight Civilians Killed' in Israeli 'Surgical' Strike on Truck
• Israelis display bombing of 'missiles' on YouTube • Rights group calls for inquiry into alleged error
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In 'Eat Local' Movement, Cuba Is Years Ahead
HAVANA - After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cuba planted thousands of urban cooperative gardens to offset reduced rations of imported food. Now, in the wake of three hurricanes that wiped out 30 percent of Cuba's farm crops, the communist country is again turning to its urban gardens...
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Iraqi Reporter Throws Shoes at Bush, Calls Him 'Dog'
"This is a gift from the Iraqis. This is the farewell kiss, you dog," the journalist shouted
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Mumbai police stand guard after shootings took place inside a railway station in Mumbai, November 26, 2008. News
Terrorists Strike In Mumbai
Dozens still held hostage in India after night of terror attacks that left hundreds dead and injured
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A My Lai a Month
By the mid-1960s, the Mekong Delta, with its verdant paddies and canal-side hamlets, was the rice bowl of South Vietnam and home to nearly 6 million Vietnamese. It was also one of the most important revolutionary strongholds during the Vietnam War. Despite its military significance, State...
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Latin Americanists Urge Obama to Revamp Policies
I was pleased to join 12 past presidents and more than 200 members of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in signing a letter to Barack Obama urging him, as president, to respect and support the movements for progressive change in Latin America. We also called on him to dramatically...
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