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CUBA POLITICS: 5-Month Transition Begins that’ll Likely End Raul Castro Departure

CUBA POLITICS: 5-Month Transition Begins that’ll Likely End Raul Castro Departure

At one session Monday evening, about 400 people gathered to choose their neighborhood’s candidate, meeting in front of a house adorned with photos of the late Fidel Castro and Cuban flags. Choosing between their current delegate and a young challenger, they re-nominated physician Orlando Gutierrez. Both men were praised as “revolutionary” and “honest.”

“We have to be here to defend our revolution and the social gains we have won,” said one voter, Ivis Garcia, who works for a state-owned real estate enterprise.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Rejects Trump’s Military Intervention Remarks

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Rejects Trump’s Military Intervention Remarks

Trump’s said that his administration was considering many options, “including a possible military option if necessary” to repair the “dangerous mess” in Venezuela. The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) rejects “the use of force, or the threat of applying such force, by whatever country against Venezuela.” “The only path to peace is the restoration of democracy. Venezuelans demand free elections be held at all levels,” added the statement.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Decries ‘Ignorant’ Trump’s Cuba Policy Rollback

“His speech was aggressive and threatening, … revealing his contempt and ignorance,” President Nicolas Maduro said in a speech. “We reject Donald Trump’s declarations against our brother Cuba. It is an offence against Latin America.”

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CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

“The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution,” Havana said.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says

USA POLITICS: ‘Cancelling’ Obama Cuba Policy, Restricts Travel, Trade: Trump Says

“Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump declared as he made a full-throated verbal assault on the government of Cuban President Raul Castro.

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CUBA POLITICS: Che Guevara Biography

CUBA POLITICS: Che Guevara Biography

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina. Che Guevara was a Cuban revolutionary leader. Read Che Guevara Biography.

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

“You can’t contain poverty, catastrophes and migrants with walls, but with cooperation, understanding and peace,” Cuban President Raul Castro said.

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CUBA POLITICS: Oswaldo Payá Ceremony Takes Center Stage

CUBA POLITICS: Oswaldo Payá Ceremony Takes Center Stage

A ceremony to honor the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá carried on despite that island officials denied a visa to Secretary of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro and important Chilean and Mexican politicians.

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CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

CUBA POLITICS: 117 Cuban Migrants Deported Since New U.S. Policy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the special immigration policy for Cubans days before turning the White House over to Donald Trump.

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CUBA POLITICS: Raul Castro to Trump: Respect Country’s Sovereignty

CUBA POLITICS: Raul Castro to Trump: Respect Country’s Sovereignty

Cuban President Raul Castro on Wednesday said Cuba hoped to continue to normalize relations with the United States.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US, Mexico, Cuba to Sign ‘Doughnut Hole’ Deal in Gulf Waters

MEXICO POLITICS: US, Mexico, Cuba to Sign ‘Doughnut Hole’ Deal in Gulf Waters

United States, Mexico and Cuba aim to sign an agreement determining territorial water limits before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

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CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

CUBA POLITICS: USA, Cuba Unite to Fight Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

A brief statement said Rhodes was in Cuba for “official meetings, cultural engagements, and to witness the signing of a U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”

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CUBA POLITICS: Raul Castro Meets With Thomas Donohue US Chamber of Commerce President

CUBA POLITICS: Raul Castro Meets With Thomas Donohue US Chamber of Commerce President

A brief government statement said chamber President Thomas Donohue and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed “issues of mutual interest.”

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CUBA POLITICS: Obama Ends Special Immigration Policy For Cubans

CUBA POLITICS: Obama Ends Special Immigration Policy For Cubans

“With this change we will continue to welcome Cubans as we welcome immigrants from other nations, consistent with our laws,” US President Barack Obama said.

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CUBA POLITICS: Cuba Puts On Show of Strength As Trump Inauguration Nears

CUBA POLITICS: Cuba Puts On Show of Strength As Trump Inauguration Nears

Cuba on Monday paraded troops and hundreds of thousands of citizens through its emblematic Revolution Square in a traditional show of nationalist fighting spirit as it faces a tough political and economic year.

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CUBA POLITICS: Government Offers Cubans Free Internet Access

CUBA POLITICS: Government Offers Cubans Free Internet Access

“I never thought I would have Internet at home, yet we were given the opportunity to participate in this test. It is wonderful,” Lourdes Savon said.

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CUBA POLITICS: Fidel Castro Finally Laid To Rest

CUBA POLITICS: Fidel Castro Finally Laid To Rest

Fidel Castro’s ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell with tears.

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro Top Wish Is Soccer Field For Neighborhood Kids

CUBA POLITICS: Castro Top Wish Is Soccer Field For Neighborhood Kids

Fidel Castro, who led Cuba’s 1959 revolution and for 5 decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Nov. 25 at age 90, cedes power to his Raul Castro.

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro’s Ashes In Marathon Procession To Revolution´s Birthplace

CUBA POLITICS: Castro’s Ashes In Marathon Procession To Revolution´s Birthplace

“We came to see the ashes because he made history,” said Cecilio Salgado, 58, who traveled from Havana´s outskirts to bid farewell to Castro.

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