Cuba

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez
The Trump administration has made threats while also claiming there are no current plans to use the US military to force foreign aid into the Latin American country
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Miguel Díaz-Canel & Nicolás Maduro
"It is worth recalling that similar behaviors and pretexts were used to by the...
Common Dreams staff
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo votes before addressing the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council in a meeting which was requested by the United States to offer a statement on the current situation in for Venezuela on January 26, 2019 in New York City.
'This is truly an ominous development for the poor people of Venezuela.'

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For the first time, Reporters Without Borders have added the U.S. and U.K to their annual press freedom index of countries - including longtimers like Iran, Bahrain and North Korea - that repress online speech and use the internet to conduct domestic surveillance. They specifically call out the hypocrisy of abuses by government agencies within supposed democracies - cue the NSA - that have "hacked into the very heart of the Internet...(and) turned it into a weapon in the service of special...