Ros-Lehtinen calling it quits next year

Ros-Lehtinen calling it quits next year

Stating that “there was no epiphany,” and after almost three decades in the U.S. Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she will call it quits next year. Ros-Lehtinen was first elected in 1989. Previously she had been a Florida state representative and later a state senator.

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Ros-Lehtinen calling it quits next year

Ros-Lehtinen calling it quits next year

Stating that “there was no epiphany,” and after almost three decades in the U.S. Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she will call it quits next year. Ros-Lehtinen was first elected in 1989. Previously she had been a Florida state representative and later a state senator.

Miranda raps of the ‘the commonwealth with not a lot of wealth, but not quite a nation.’

Miranda raps of the ‘the commonwealth with not a lot of wealth, but not quite a nation.’

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Viglacera to form joint venture with Cuba

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Google Global Cache makes its debut in Cuba

Google Global Cache makes its debut in Cuba

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And the rich keep getting richer

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International Jazz Day: ‘This is a huge event’

International Jazz Day: ‘This is a huge event’

Bobby Carcassés may have been one of the first to find out. He got a call from the Thelonious Monk Institute and was told that the 2017 International Jazz Day would be held in Cuba and that he had been chosen to participate. In addition to the April 30 concert at Havana’s Gran Teatro, there will be performances at the Art Factory, the Mella Theater and the Plaza House of Culture.

The Democrats delivered one thing in the past 100 days: disappointment

The Democrats delivered one thing in the past 100 days: disappointment

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Harvard poll: President Trump approval rating at 32% with young Americans

Harvard poll: President Trump approval rating at 32% with young Americans

As the first 100 days of the administration nears, 32% of 18- to 29-year-old Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance overall, according to a new national poll by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

Culture in Republican crosshairs

Culture in Republican crosshairs

Through their words and their work, artists, actors, and writers have been speaking out ever more loudly against Donald Trump, from the start of his campaign to today. The fight between the Republicans and the creative community goes back a long way.

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