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How Rubio helped his ex-con brother-in-law acquire a real estate license

How Rubio helped his ex-con brother-in-law acquire a real estate license

When Marco Rubio was majority whip of the Florida House of Representatives, he used his official position to urge state regulators to grant a real estate license to his brother-in-law, a convicted cocaine trafficker who had been released from prison 20 months earlier.

Cuba first to ​end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, an important victory in fight against AIDS

Cuba first to ​end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, an important victory in fight against AIDS

Cuba on Tuesday earned the distinction of becoming the first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of the HIV virus, an achievement that global public health officials said they hoped would inspire others to invest in campaigns and policies to try to do the same.

In Florida, police are waging a war on black bicycle riders, investigators say

In Florida, police are waging a war on black bicycle riders, investigators say

This year, after a prolonged investigation of the Ferguson Mo., police department, the U.S. Justice Department issued a report concluding that “nearly every aspect of Ferguson’s law enforcement system” impacted African Americans disproportionately.

Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro on re-establishing U.S.-Cuba relations

Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro on re-establishing U.S.-Cuba relations

The following is the translation of the statement made by Cuban President Raul Castro on Dec. 17, 2014. The text of the original speech in Spanish follows below:

Transcript: Obama’s remarks on U.S.-Cuba relations

Transcript: Obama’s remarks on U.S.-Cuba relations

President Obama delivered the following remarks on U.S.-Cuba relations on December 17, 2014.

Brazil’s torture report brings a president to tears (Video)

Brazil’s torture report brings a president to tears (Video)

As the United States deals with the backlash from a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods, half a continent away, another country was dealing with its own troubled history. And for one world leader, it was sadly personal.

Democrats: Legal basis for Obama to act on immigration ‘clear and substantial’

Democrats: Legal basis for Obama to act on immigration ‘clear and substantial’

Leading proponents of immigration reform are preparing to throw their full political weight behind President Obama as he prepares to use executive authorities to revamp the nation’s immigration laws.

In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight

In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight

While the international community has been accused of dragging its feet on the Ebola crisis, Cuba has emerged as a crucial provider of medical expertise in the West African nations hit by Ebola.

Honduran president: U.S. ‘has enormous responsibility’ for immigration crisis

Honduran president: U.S. ‘has enormous responsibility’ for immigration crisis

The historic influx of illegal immigrants from Central America is caused primarily by the high demand for illicit drugs in the United States, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Thursday.

Melba Hernandez, a ‘heroine of the Cuban Revolution,’ dies at 92

Melba Hernandez, a ‘heroine of the Cuban Revolution,’ dies at 92

Melba Hernandez, one of two women who helped Fidel Castro launch his revolution with a failed 1953 attack on a military barracks, and who was later named a “heroine of the Cuban Revolution,” died March 9 at 92.

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