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07.01.2015

OPINION: Sabotaging U.S.-Cuba Détente in the Kennedy Era

OPINION: Sabotaging U.S.-Cuba Détente in the Kennedy Era

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr for IPS This is the third of three articles written by Robert F. Kennedy – son of late U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy – which address relations between the United States and Cuba during the 60-year… »

20.12.2014

Something Came Out of Lima: 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land Will Be Restored in Latin America by 2020

Something Came Out of Lima: 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land Will Be Restored in Latin America by 2020

Human Wrongs Watch ​Something came out of Lima climate change meeting: the ground-breaking Initiative 20 X 20, with its bold target of restoring 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2020, was launched during the Second Global Landscape Forum, held in the sidelines of… »

17.12.2014

White House: It is clear our policy of isolating Cuba for decades has “failed”

White House: It is clear our policy of isolating Cuba for decades has “failed”

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014 Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by… »

04.12.2014

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

by Arturo Lopez-Levy – The Nation, Transcend Media Service. Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola. When was last time in recent memory a top US official praised Cuba publicly? And since when… »

05.11.2014

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto

By Jeff Abbott for Waging Nonviolence Late in the afternoon of September 4, after nearly 10 days of protests by a coalition of labor, indigenous rights groups and farmers, the indigenous peoples and campesinos of Guatemala won are rare victory. Under the pressure… »

04.11.2014

Colonial era reparations discussed at the United Nations

Colonial era reparations discussed at the United Nations

Reparations discussed at the United Nations Colonialism Reparation supports the request for reparations for the genocide of the native people and slavery submitted to the United Nations general Assembly by the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and calls on the former colonizers (the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands,… »

21.10.2014

Unemployment Could Fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean Despite Limited Job Creation

Unemployment Could Fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean Despite Limited Job Creation

  Human Wrongs Watch Santiago, 15 October 2014 (ILO)* — The unfavorable evolution of the economy in Latin America and the Caribbean during the second half of 2014 will not prevent regional urban unemployment from decreasing slightly this year to 6.0% or 6.1%, from the 6.2% recorded in 2013,… »

08.10.2014

Cuba Denounces U.S. Manipulation of Terrorism

United Nations, Oct 8 (… »

04.10.2014

TED lectures: Where to train the world’s doctors? Cuba

TED lectures: Where to train the world’s doctors? Cuba

TEDMED 2014 · Filmed Sep 2014 Big problems need big solutions, sparked by big ideas, imagination and audacity. In this talk, journalist Gail Reed profiles one big solution worth noting: Havana’s Latin American Medical School, which trains global physicians to serve the local communities that need them most. Transcript… »

03.10.2014

Secret History of U.S.-Cuba Ties Reveals Henry Kissinger Plan to Bomb Havana for Fighting Apartheid

Secret History of U.S.-Cuba Ties Reveals Henry Kissinger Plan to Bomb Havana for Fighting Apartheid

In the new book, “Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana,” authors Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande use recently declassified documents to expose the secret history of dialogue between the United States and Cuba. Among the revelations are details of how then-U.S. Secretary of… »

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