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All Posts Tagged With: "Cuba"

Gays in Cuba join conga line against homophobia

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Gays in Cuba join conga line against homophobia

Though Cuba's communist government was known to discriminate against gays and lesbians in its early days, change is afoot on the island. A Worldfocus contributing blogger attended a street dance in Havana on the International Day Against Homophobia, led by Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Mariela.

Posted: May 29, 2009 13:57   Comments: 0
Baby steps as U.S. invites Cuba to resume talks

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Baby steps as U.S. invites Cuba to resume talks

Last week, the U.S. told the Cuban government it wants to resume twice-yearly talks with Cuba about migration issues. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes that in the case of Cuba, timing is everything.

Posted: May 26, 2009 09:38   Comments: 0
Obama defends decision to close Guantanamo prison‎

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Obama defends decision to close Guantanamo prison‎

On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of his decision to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. Shayana Kadidal of the Center for Constitutional Rights discusses how the president made his case, the next step and potential pitfalls of the Obama plan.

Posted: May 21, 2009 14:14   Comments: 2
What to do about Guantanamo?

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What to do about Guantanamo?

President Obama is pressing ahead with his plan to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo. Could it mean suspected terrorists are headed to America? A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores what the future holds for Guantanamo and its detainees.

Posted: May 21, 2009 11:11   Comments: 3
Week in review: H1N1 flu, Cuba and the Taliban in Pakistan

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Week in review: H1N1 flu, Cuba and the Taliban in Pakistan

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: The H1N1 flu, the Taliban in Pakistan and Fidel Castro and Cuba.

Posted: May 1, 2009 11:00   Comments: 1
Week in review: Obama’s first three months

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Week in review: Obama’s first three months

Les Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations and Charles Sennott of GlobalPost discuss President Obama's first three months in office, his foreign policy initiatives and recent overtures to Iran, Russia and Cuba.

Posted: April 17, 2009 14:23   Comments: 2
U.S. lifts Cuban travel ban and commerce restrictions

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U.S. lifts Cuban travel ban and commerce restrictions

Following the announcement that some restrictions on travel and commerce will be eased between the United States and Cuba, Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses how these changes will impact the average Cuban, if more changes on the part of the U.S. are expected and if the U.S. will ask the Cuban government for changes.

Posted: April 14, 2009 15:23   Comments: 8
U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

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U.S. indicts anti-Castro Cuban exile with terrorist links

In a move that could represent a big breakthrough in Cuban-American relations, the U.S. has indicted 81-year-old Cuban exile Luis Posada, linked to deadly bombings in Cuba.

Posted: April 13, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
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
Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

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Cubans complain about food, bureaucracy and too few jobs

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner recently reported on the signature series Cuba After Fidel. He describes the mixed emotions of Cubans who now enjoy more freedoms but sometimes still lack sufficient food and face ongoing travel challenges as a result of U.S. policy.

Posted: March 27, 2009 09:39   Comments: 8

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