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Cornel West: ‘I have deep fear for this democratic experiment’

Cornel West: ‘I have deep fear for this democratic experiment’

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, philosopher and civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West talks to James O’Brien about what this might mean for America’s future.


U.S. abstains from UN vote against Cuba embargo

U.S. abstains from UN vote against Cuba embargo

The U.S. has for the first time abstained from voting against an annual UN resolution calling for an end to its economic embargo against Cuba. The final tally was 191-0, with the U.S. and Israel abstaining.


Persecution of Christians in Middle East will be topic of Francis/Kirill talks

Persecution of Christians in Middle East will be topic of Francis/Kirill talks

By arranging this meeting in Cuba Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill can afford to concentrate on the real dangers faced by both faith communities in the 21st Century.


Cuba’s health diplomacy in the age of Ebola

Cuba’s health diplomacy in the age of Ebola

With today’s news that Cuban doctors and other health workers who defected while abroad on state-sponsored missions can return to the homeland, Progreso Weekly publishes a November 2014 article by the BBC recognizing the accomplishments worldwide of the Cuban health system.


Cuba to hold symbolic ‘mass gay wedding’

Cuba to hold symbolic ‘mass gay wedding’

Gay rights activists in Cuba will hold a mass wedding this weekend, in a country where gay marriage is still not legal.


Kenya mourns victims of Garissa al-Shabab attack

Kenya mourns victims of Garissa al-Shabab attack

Kenya is holding three days of mourning for the 148 victims of an attack on students by militant group al-Shabab.


Cuba to stage Rent, first Broadway musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage Rent, first Broadway musical in 50 years

The Spanish-language production of Rent in Havana will feature a full cast of musicians and performers.


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