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Stalinist Cuba, mass graves, and a U.S. president’s legacy

Fidel Castro remained in power continuously until 2006, when his brother Raul succeeded him.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frank Calzon On Jan. 8, 1959, as Fidel Castro entered Havana in triumph and the dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba, Raul Castro opened up a mass grave in Santiago and immediately executed seventy one Cubans without […]

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2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle […]

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2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 9: Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON, Jan. 23, 2015 — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the […]

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Argentina’s new leader takes bold steps to escape statism, with help from China

Argentina's new president, Mauricio Macri.

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs BUENOS AIRES — Market-oriented President Mauricio Macri of Argentina moved almost immediately after he was sworn in to office on Dec. 10, to radically transform the national economy and ethos, which had been […]

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‘He was in the world . . . yet the world did not know him’

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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing […]

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New Argentine president opts to scrap Iran accord

Argentine President Mauricio Macri

Special to WorldTribune.com Newly-elected Argentine President Maruicio Macri’s decision to cancel an agreement that could have absolved Iran of responsibility for a 1994 terror attack on a Jewish facility in Buenos Aires was praised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. […]

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Report: Canada under Liberals’ Trudeau to bar entry to single male refugees from Syria

Syrian refugees.

Special to WorldTribune.com Canada’s new Liberal government has decided to stop all single male Syrian refugees from entering the country. Sources told the Canadian CBC news network that “to deal with some ongoing concerns around security, unaccompanied men seeking asylum […]

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Obama’s Keystone pipe dream helps rogue states and harms environment, U.S. workers and Canada

Keystone pipeline.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL, ending a seven year saga in which the pipeline from Alberta, Canada would have provided 800,000 barrels of oil to the USA […]

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Cuban Caudillo Raul Castro visits Mexico, again talks trade

Raul Castro, left, with Mexico's President Peña Nieto.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info Cuban dictator Raul Castro, the “President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers,” has just paid a visit to Mexico. On Nov. 6, Raul arrived to the city […]

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Canada is cool again with return to trendy Trudeau-mania

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The sweeping electoral victory of Canada’s Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau after ten years of Conservative party government, sets a new agenda and political template for Canada. But beyond retail […]

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