Culture and the cult of the rich

Culture and the cult of the rich

Miami is the metropolitan area with the highest level of economic inequality in a nation that leads the developed nations in inequality. You would then imagine that all money available to improve living conditions for those at the bottom would be spent for their intended purpose with a laser-like focus.

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The most dangerous man in America

The most dangerous man in America

Sanders has become a threat to what our new America is. A place where big money rules and bailing out billionaires on Wall Street is more important than helping out a child in need … Because as we’ve been led to believe, those billionaires and their cheating businesses are too big to fail.

Florida: Foul water, fouler politics

Florida: Foul water, fouler politics

Earlier this year, the Florida legislature approved and Gov. Rick Scott signed a new water law that wiped out a longstanding January 2015 deadline that mandated a radical reduction in the torrents of pollutants that for decades have poured into Lake Okeechobee.

New amendments are limited and hard to apply

New amendments are limited and hard to apply

With great hoopla, the government of the United States has just announced new amendments to the restrictions of trade with Cuba. Some consider that these measures constitute a “giant” step in the process of normalization of relations between the two countries.

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Culture and the cult of the rich

Culture and the cult of the rich

Miami is the metropolitan area with the highest level of economic inequality in a nation that leads the developed nations in inequality. You would then imagine that all money available to improve living conditions for those at the bottom would be spent for their intended purpose with a laser-like focus.

Quinnipiac poll: Sanders quickly melting away Clinton lead; Trump still tops GOP field

Quinnipiac poll: Sanders quickly melting away Clinton lead; Trump still tops GOP field

In the Democratic presidential race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided. This compares to a 61 – 30 percent Clinton lead in a December 22 survey.

Pope and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Havana

Pope and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Havana

Pope Francis will hold a meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Cuba on February 12th. It marks the first ever such meeting between a Roman Pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Hillary and Wall Street

Hillary and Wall Street

As per The Washington Post, the latest FEC reports reveal that Hillary reached a major milestone during the fourth quarter of 2015: Donors in the financial sector have now given more to support her campaigns than Bill’s.

Havana Club

Havana Club

The most dangerous man in America

The most dangerous man in America

Sanders has become a threat to what our new America is. A place where big money rules and bailing out billionaires on Wall Street is more important than helping out a child in need … Because as we’ve been led to believe, those billionaires and their cheating businesses are too big to fail.

Florida: Foul water, fouler politics

Florida: Foul water, fouler politics

Earlier this year, the Florida legislature approved and Gov. Rick Scott signed a new water law that wiped out a longstanding January 2015 deadline that mandated a radical reduction in the torrents of pollutants that for decades have poured into Lake Okeechobee.

Hollande stresses need to end the ’embargo/blockade’ (Video)

Hollande stresses need to end the ’embargo/blockade’ (Video)

Raúl Castro’s visit to France will hopefully build bases for a forthcoming economic cooperation between the two countries. It comes at a key moment for Cuba; the island’s public debt is estimated at 32 percent of the GNP.

France is ‘resolutely’ on Cuba’s side in demanding an end to the blockade

France is ‘resolutely’ on Cuba’s side in demanding an end to the blockade

François Hollande on Monday offered frank and massive support for the lifting of the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, as he stood beside President Raúl Castro, in Paris for the first visit by a Cuban leader to the French capital since his brother Fidel in 1995.

Hollande’s task: Reinforce France’s presence in Cuba

Hollande’s task: Reinforce France’s presence in Cuba

With about 180 million euros in annual trade, France, one of Cuba’s top ten partners, wants to profit from the rapprochement begun in April 2014 during a visit to the island by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

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