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WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends […]

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Cuba violently cracks down on protests days after Obama visit

Cuban police arrest a pro-democracy protester on March 24.  /Twitter

Special to WorldTribune.com The lasting impression President Barack Obama made on Cuba’s communist despots lasted all of two days. On March 22, Obama addressed Cubans about the importance of human rights and peaceful dialogue. On March 24, pro-democracy demonstrators in […]

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How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea


Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com WASHINGTON – The hype surrounding President Obama’s visit to Cuba quickly gave way to fear and loathing as the world absorbed the news of the slaughter perpetrated in Brussels, for which ISIL, the […]

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Havana rejects Obama’s call for ‘change’: Cubans ’empowered themselves decades ago’


Special to WorldTribune.com Days before President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba, the Havana government said any attempt by the U.S. leader to call for the communist island to “change” would be a waste of time. The White House, meanwhile, said […]

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Obama’s election year priority: Closing Guantanamo and possibly returning it to Cuba


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama promised yet again to fulfill his election pledge in closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo, Cuba. This time he means it. With less than a year […]

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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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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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Cuba re-opens Washington embassy after half century; Rubio call occasion ‘deeply troubling’

Cuban embassy re-opening ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Special to WorldTribune.com Cuba raised its flag at its newly designated embassy in Washington, D.C. on July 20, officially restoring relations with the United States after 50 years. At the flag-raising ceremony, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the U.S. […]

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As Cuba restores U.S. ties, Americans and Spaniards hope to regain stolen property

Spaniards and Americans may seek to recover billions in lost property from the communist revolution.

Special to WorldTribune.com As the United States moves closer to restoring full diplomatic ties to Cuba, some Spaniards believe the increased focus on the island nation may open the door for them to recover property that was seized when they […]

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Tale of two embassies: Ted Cruz slams Obama’s Cuba move as ‘slap in the face’ to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on July 1 blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba. The Texas senator, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that to “have an embassy […]

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