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Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

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Lithuanians cling to their language to protect culture

During 50 years of Soviet occupation, Lithuanians hung on to their language as a not-so-quiet form of rebellion. Today, they want to protect it -- not from an occupying force, but from other languages.

Posted: April 8, 2009 18:11   Comments: 9
Estonia becomes E-stonia with digital revolution

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Estonia becomes E-stonia with digital revolution

A digital revolution is turning the tiny European nation of Estonia into a nation of Internet innovators. Estonians have put their digital identities onto their national identification cards, and much more.

Posted: April 7, 2009 15:16   Comments: 6
Splintered bats fly and feisty tongues flap on Cuban streets

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Splintered bats fly and feisty tongues flap on Cuban streets

In Cuba, baseball is a beloved year-round sport, played in stadiums and in streets. While it may look the same, it is a far cry from the money game it has become in the U.S.

Posted: April 7, 2009 12:01   Comments: 1
Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

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Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

After NATO backed President Obama's new approach to the war in Afghanistan at a summit this weekend, Worldfocus reports on the commitment of one NATO ally -- the small eastern European nation of Estonia, population 1.3 million.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:28   Comments: 15
Newly-minted Estonian soldiers head to Afghanistan

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Newly-minted Estonian soldiers head to Afghanistan

Producer Sally Garner is reporting from Estonia and writes from a military base about the newly-independent country's contribution to the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: March 13, 2009 16:22   Comments: 1
From pop culture to Obama, how Cubans see the U.S.

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From pop culture to Obama, how Cubans see the U.S.

Despite years of ill will between the U.S. and Cuban governments, many Cubans still have fond feelings for America -- and look forward to changing relations under U.S. President Barack Obama.

Posted: March 11, 2009 20:32   Comments: 2
Cuba embraces Obama and clamors to end the embargo

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Cuba embraces Obama and clamors to end the embargo

President of the National Assembly of Cuba Ricardo Alarcón gives his thoughts on U.S.-Cuba relations and advocates an end to the embargo.

Posted: March 11, 2009 19:08   Comments: 5
Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

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Cuban hip hop group protests racism and injustice

The change in leadership from Fidel to Raúl Castro has allowed for increased political expression in Cuba. Watch members of rap group Anonimo Consejo explain their role in the Cuban hip-hop movement and rehearse their song "Liberate."

Posted: March 10, 2009 20:05   Comments: 6
U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

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U.S. misses out on flourishing Cuban business

Cuba is doing business worldwide, but the United States is hardly in the game. A long U.S. government boycott of the island means most American businessmen are losing out to Europeans and others when it comes to everything from agriculture to medicine to oil.

Posted: March 10, 2009 15:18   Comments: 11
Cuban writer praises revolution through poetry

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Cuban writer praises revolution through poetry

Cuban writer Pablo Armando Fernandez shares his thoughts on the Cuban revolution and reads one of his poems.

Posted: March 9, 2009 17:43   Comments: 1

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