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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.

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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.”

Is it time to send Lady Liberty back to France?

Is it time to send Lady Liberty back to France?

Much smaller, poorer countries are opening their gates for refugees from violence-torn parts of the world. Why can’t we do the same? For years, our beloved Lady Liberty has been a beacon of hope for millions of people seeking a better life.

A tale of two airports

A tale of two airports

An all-star team of environmental groups are adamantly opposed to an airport project planned on 1,632 acres of land that sit between two national parks in the southern end of Miami-Dade County. Based on that information alone you’d probably deduce that the project would not stand a chance.

The rise of the non-working rich

The rise of the non-working rich

In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything.” But it turns out the real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.

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Chinese leader visits Fidel

Chinese leader visits Fidel

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro here Tuesday (July 22) and the two exchanged views on bilateral ties, the international situation and other issues of common concern.

“Have we gotten so cold?”

“Have we gotten so cold?”

That was the horrified question that Al Sharpton, Afro-American civil rights activist and TV commentator, asked Sunday (July 20) at the Riverside Church in New York City.

Conexión Miami / Santos, the conversationalist

Conexión Miami / Santos, the conversationalist

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia talked with some in Miami’s Colombian community. He conversed for political reasons, of course.

The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce

The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce

During its first 14 days, the war in Gaza has left a toll of over 500 dead, the vast majority of whom civilians, and many more injured. Not taken into account by Western media was that Hamas and Islamic Jihad had meanwhile proposed a 10 year truce on the basis of 10 conditions.

President of China arrives in Cuba

President of China arrives in Cuba

The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, arrived in Havana Monday night (July 21) in an official visit designed to strengthen the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation that bind both countries.

Legal battle looms over Florida congressional districts

Legal battle looms over Florida congressional districts

With the midterm election a little more than three months away, a legal battle in Florida has cast uncertainty over the state’s upcoming congressional races.

Better to be wealthy or have wealthy friends

Better to be wealthy or have wealthy friends

A piece of advice to anyone considering a run for the U.S. House of Representatives: You better be wealthy or have wealthy friends and benefactors willing to spend money on you.

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