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Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 – the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. Yet it continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems.

Cuba: From surpluses to shortages

Cuba: From surpluses to shortages

The insufficient production of materials and the hoarding and resale by the middlemen are some of the obstacles that today bedevil Cubans who are engaged in the difficult industry of construction.

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad country

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad country

When speaking of violence it’s not just the crazy carnage inflicted weekly through the barrels of the ever-proliferating and increasingly deadly stock of guns in these United States, although that’s a major part of it.

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Havana Club at the gates of the U.S. market

Havana Club at the gates of the U.S. market

Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, the French director general of Havana Club International, producer of Cuban rum, has “great hopes now that there’s a new situation between the two countries.”

Despite pressure from Washington, Greek bailout increases Grexit odds

Despite pressure from Washington, Greek bailout increases Grexit odds

It is now clear that the European authorities do not intend to let the Greek economy recover any time in the foreseeable future.

MINREX: Human trafficking report presents ‘tendentious and manipulated elements’

MINREX: Human trafficking report presents ‘tendentious and manipulated elements’

The State Department has removed Cuba from its list of countries that do nothing to deal with human trafficking, upgrading the island from Tier 3 in its 2015 Trafficking in Persons report to Tier 2.

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 – the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. Yet it continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems.

Redistricting in Florida
A Guantanamero in the papal Mass

A Guantanamero in the papal Mass

It is not everyday that a musician has the opportunity to arrange a Mass for the figure of someone as influential as the Pope.

Marriott International is ‘ready’ to open hotels in Cuba (Video)

Marriott International is ‘ready’ to open hotels in Cuba (Video)

The Marriott International chain, a giant in the hotel industry, is eager and ready to do business in Cuba, its president and chief executive officer writes this week.

Conexion Miami / Florida, oil and its ecosystems

Conexion Miami / Florida, oil and its ecosystems

Bob Menendez, the Miami-Dade mayor’s race, HIV on the rise in Florida, Charlie Crist on the comeback trail, Rep. David Jolly and charter schools are all discussed in this week’s Conexion.

Cuba: From surpluses to shortages

Cuba: From surpluses to shortages

The insufficient production of materials and the hoarding and resale by the middlemen are some of the obstacles that today bedevil Cubans who are engaged in the difficult industry of construction.

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad country

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad country

When speaking of violence it’s not just the crazy carnage inflicted weekly through the barrels of the ever-proliferating and increasingly deadly stock of guns in these United States, although that’s a major part of it.

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