Peace is in sight in Colombia

Peace is in sight in Colombia

A negotiation that lasted almost 6 years came to its most important moment this week. The accord between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) resolves the most sensitive issues that remained pending in the process of peace.

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Guns equal death

Guns equal death

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Peace is in sight in Colombia

Peace is in sight in Colombia

A negotiation that lasted almost 6 years came to its most important moment this week. The accord between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) resolves the most sensitive issues that remained pending in the process of peace.

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Yep, Trump’s stone broke

Yep, Trump’s stone broke

It is surprising what the FEC filings revealed about the Trump campaign. Not only does the campaign appear to be broke, but it’s been revealed that Trump has been using his presidential campaign to funnel millions of dollars back into his own businesses.

Cuba promotes wind power with Chinese turbines to protect environment

Cuba promotes wind power with Chinese turbines to protect environment

Cuba today has four wind farms already in operation, including Gibara I and II, with total capacity of 11.7 MW, ranking Cuba 72nd worldwide in installed wind-power capacity.

Engage Cuba: The end of the blockade is inevitable

Engage Cuba: The end of the blockade is inevitable

Michael Maisel, director of foreign affairs at Engage Cuba, an organization that advocates a lifting of the Cuban blockade and the freedom for all Americans to travel to the island and trade with it, talked with Progreso Semanal about the group’s task and most immediate outlook.

‘Brexit’ might be the wake-up call Europe needs

‘Brexit’ might be the wake-up call Europe needs

There is a Mafia-like quality to the threats emanating from European Union officials who are demonstrating once again not only their contempt for democracy, but their shamelessness as extortionists.

Lead widens in Florida for Hillary over Trump

Lead widens in Florida for Hillary over Trump

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Guns equal death

Guns equal death

Gun murders are committed in every country, but the murder rate in the United States is stratospheric compared with the rates in other rich Western countries. Not incidentally, those countries have much tougher gun control.

Cuba will modernize railways with Russian equipment

Cuba will modernize railways with Russian equipment

Cuba’s Union of Railways has signed a five-year agreement with two Russian agencies for the supply of diesel locomotives and equipment for the modernization of railroad services throughout the island.

Vote out lawmakers who fight gun reform

Vote out lawmakers who fight gun reform

In November, Americans will have a chance to vote for candidates for both houses of Congress, state legislatures, governors and a president who want to restrict the sales of guns and assault weapons. We need to study their positions on gun control and vote to prevent mass killings.

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