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No New York visit for critical Cuban blogger

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No New York visit for critical Cuban blogger

Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano highlights the story of a Cuban blogger denied access to the U.S. Yoani Sanchez was supposed to travel to New York yesterday to receive Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the oldest international award in journalism.

Posted: October 13, 2009 07:55   Comments: 2
Obama sticks to the script in renewing Cuba embargo

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Obama sticks to the script in renewing Cuba embargo

President Barack Obama renewed the U.S. embargo with Cuba this week. As usual, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, Latin America is an afterthought in U.S. foreign policy planning.

Posted: September 16, 2009 11:00   Comments: 3
Russian journalists’ murders go largely unpunished

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Russian journalists’ murders go largely unpunished

The Committee to Protect Journalists -- in a report out on Tuesday -- says 17 editors, reporters, photographers, columnists and a publisher have been killed in Russia since 2000. Joel Simon of CPJ discusses how the murders have impacted Russian journalism.

Posted: September 15, 2009 10:47   Comments: 0
For Cuba’s young boxers, victory comes at any cost

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For Cuba’s young boxers, victory comes at any cost

PBS Wide Angle shares the story of a Cuban boy training at a boxing academy in Havana, where losing is not an option. Boxing holds a special place in Cuban society, and the country often dominates at the Olympic Games.

Posted: August 12, 2009 15:03   Comments: 0
U.S. turns off Havana news ticker, but Cubans await more

Peter Eisner (blog)

U.S. turns off Havana news ticker, but Cubans await more

The United States has turned off the news ticker that was running across the U.S. interests section in Havana. But though that sign is off, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, there's no sign that the Obama administration plans to go much further than that to improve relations with Cuba.

Posted: July 28, 2009 12:32   Comments: 3
Cuba provides free health care without the worry

Peter Eisner (blog)

Cuba provides free health care without the worry

Apropos of the current health care debate in the United States: What happens when a government you happen not to approve of does some good things? The case in point is Cuba, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, where the level of health care is startling.

Posted: June 26, 2009 09:38   Comments: 33
U.S. accuses American couple of spying for Cuba

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U.S. accuses American couple of spying for Cuba

A strange case of alleged spying on behalf of Cuba has popped up in Washington, raising fascinating questions about personality, motivation and Cuba's goals in espionage, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: June 12, 2009 10:05   Comments: 1
OAS lifts ban on Cuba after compromise with U.S.

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OAS lifts ban on Cuba after compromise with U.S.

The Organization of American States has voted to rescind the ban on Cuba’s membership in the largely U.S.-financed, Washington-based assemblage, but don’t stop the presses (or click the send button) yet, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: June 5, 2009 11:28   Comments: 6
“Left versus right” labels should be left aside in Latin America

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“Left versus right” labels should be left aside in Latin America

As the U.S. protests the idea of letting Cuba become a member of the Organization of American States, Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner argues that it's time for the U.S. to stop thinking of Latin American nations in terms of "left versus right."

Posted: June 3, 2009 11:14   Comments: 2
Clinton outlines conditions for Cuba entry to OAS

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Clinton outlines conditions for Cuba entry to OAS

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Honduras on Tuesday, attending a meeting of the Organization of American States. One issue on the table was Cuba, which was kicked out of the OAS in 1962. Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what it would take for Cuba to be re-admitted into the organization.

Posted: June 2, 2009 15:15   Comments: 1

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