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Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

A total of 12 heads of state from the Caribbean and Latin America, Africa and Asia demanded the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial siege on the Caribbean island on the only day of recess during the 72nd U.N. General Assembly held in New York City.

Chinese aid to Cuba arrives after Irma

Chinese aid to Cuba arrives after Irma

A 747 loaded with relief materials and aid arrived in Cuba on Friday from China to help with recovery following Hurricane Irma. The flight contained 86 tons of relief materials. More aid is on its way too, with China planning on sending three more similar flights, as well as regular shipments of rice and food aid.

Mujica: Dilma was deposed for rejecting corruption

Mujica: Dilma was deposed for rejecting corruption

Former Uruguayan President José Mujica said that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, elected in 2014, was deposed because she resisted the pressure to protect politicians accused of corruption. “What happened in Brazil was a coup d’état. Call it what you will, but that’s what it was,” Mujica said.

WikiLeaks exposes text from secretly negotiated TISA trade deal

WikiLeaks exposes text from secretly negotiated TISA trade deal

WikiLeaks released classified documents from the Trade in Services Agreement, a huge trade agreement being negotiated in secret by the U.S., the EU and 22 other countries. It shows how stipulations outlined in the TISA documents advanced the “deregulation” of big corporations entering overseas markets.

US and Cuba to meet about reopening embassies

US and Cuba to meet about reopening embassies

Five months after the respective presidents announced they would restore diplomatic ties, latest negotiations will discuss the reopening of each embassies.

Immigrant mothers held in US Detention Centers on hunger strike

Immigrant mothers held in US Detention Centers on hunger strike

The women say they are asylum seekers and have proved that they face violence if they are returned to Central America, yet they remain detained.

1,000 days: Julian Assange, Ecuador and the US war on truth

1,000 days: Julian Assange, Ecuador and the US war on truth

As Julian Assange marks 1,000 days in Ecuador’s London Embassy, teleSUR spoke with him and Ecuador’s Foreign Minister on the importance of this landmark case.

Florida bans public employees from using term ‘Climate change’

Florida bans public employees from using term ‘Climate change’

The Republican-led state’s environmental agency issued orders in 2011 banning its employees from using the phrases “climate change” and “global warming.”

Uruguay’s Parliament resumes with Broad Front Majority

Uruguay’s Parliament resumes with Broad Front Majority

The South American nation will continue under the political leadership of the left-wing Broad Front party.

Raul Castro says US relations won’t improve until blockade ends

Raul Castro says US relations won’t improve until blockade ends

President Castro made the remarks in the opening session of the two-day Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in Costa Rica.

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