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The other current

The other current

While the environmental and economic cost of crude oil rises, some people in Cuba dare to dream and bet on getting all of their power needs from Renewable Sources of Energy (RSE).

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Fathers and Sons in Gaza

Fathers and Sons in Gaza

In Gaza, men like Yasser Abu Jamei and Eyad Sarraj are both mental-health practitioners and sources of hope for Palestinians.

Third party candidate may be critical in Florida governor’s race

Third party candidate may be critical in Florida governor’s race

But Crist, who as of less than a year ago had a double-digit lead over Scott, may be running into a problem. There’s a Libertarian candidate, Adrian Wyllie, in the governor’s race, who is doing much better than anyone expected.

Cry for Gaza

Cry for Gaza

How refreshing, a top U.S. government official for once speaking the truth about the latest example of Netanyahu’s Israel scant regard for Palestinian lives.

Fidel praises China and Russia, rips U.S.

Fidel praises China and Russia, rips U.S.

In a long article published Tuesday (July 22) in the Communist Party daily Granma, Fidel Castro speaks of a new global order in which “Russia and China [are] the two countries called upon to lead a new world that could permit human survival, if imperialism doesn’t first unleash a criminal and exterminating war.”

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Obama’s 2nd term travails: A lame duck before his time?

Obama’s 2nd term travails: A lame duck before his time?

The woes of a second term are nothing new, but for President Obama they seem to have started sooner and struck harder than for his predecessors.

China issues some details of loan for new Santiago port

China issues some details of loan for new Santiago port

A Chinese loan will enable the construction of a multipurpose sea terminal in Santiago de Cuba. The new port will be Cuba’s second deep-water port. The first one was the new port at Mariel, 45 kilometers west of Havana, the site of a Special Development Zone.

Graphic content: when photographs of carnage are too upsetting to publish

Graphic content: when photographs of carnage are too upsetting to publish

The onslaught in Gaza and the MH17 crash scene in Ukraine have generated thousands of pictures, many of which show the gruesome reality of the violence. How does the Guardian’s head of photography decide whether or not to use such images?

In Conversation: Roberto Fabelo on Fabelo’s Anatomy

In Conversation: Roberto Fabelo on Fabelo’s Anatomy

The artist talks about his recent work, on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA

Repeal Prohibition, Again

Repeal Prohibition, Again

We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws.

Honduran president: U.S. ‘has enormous responsibility’ for immigration crisis

Honduran president: U.S. ‘has enormous responsibility’ for immigration crisis

The historic influx of illegal immigrants from Central America is caused primarily by the high demand for illicit drugs in the United States, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Thursday.

One shot: Vertigo

One shot: Vertigo

Before the buildings, or their exit lanes – the streets gave me vertigo in Downtown Miami. These are streets, often deserted and strangled, where one sees officers directing traffic, and hands, holographic-type hands, rising from the sidewalk, in an unknown gesture where one wonders, with a hint of uncertainty, if they are pointing at a...
Education in Cuba: A reform on the way?

Education in Cuba: A reform on the way?

The recent changes announced by the Ministry of Education (MINED) for the school year 2014-2015 describe another shift in a system that, since the early 2000s, has been correcting its course in the search of a more effective model of teaching.

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