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An editorial: Free health services

An editorial: Free health services

The conclusion, and what we’ve all learned during decades in Cuba, is that free health care and education are a right, not a privilege. It’s a matter for the government, which quite rightly upholds what those rights cost. From a country like Cuba we can expect no less.




The Trump budget explained. Poverty and the military expected to grow.

The Trump budget explained. Poverty and the military expected to grow.

President Donald Trump presented his first budget last week. The military, veterans and his “wall” fared well. Everyone else… not too good. Art and culture will receive $0. State Dept. and its offices around the world? Slashed. Programs for needy children and the elderly? Forget about it! The good news is that the wealthy are expected to continue to rake it in.




CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

According to a Congressional Budget Office projection, 14 million fewer people would have health insurance next year alone. Premiums would be 15 percent to 20 percent higher in the first year compared with the Affordable Care Act.




Trump addresses joint session of Congress (Video + Transcript)

Trump addresses joint session of Congress (Video + Transcript)

President Trump on Tuesday (Feb. 28) delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. The following is a transcript, as prepared by the Federal News Service. TRUMP: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the first lady of the United States … … and citizens of America, tonight,…




Cuba bars O.A.S. chief, blasts ‘plot’ to embarrass nation

Cuba bars O.A.S. chief, blasts ‘plot’ to embarrass nation

In a remarkably blunt statement, the Cuban Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denounced what it called a plot by anti-Cuban individuals and organizations to “generat[e] internal instability, damag[e] the country’s international image, and […] affect the positive developments of Cuba’s diplomatic relations with other states.”




Budweiser’s immigrant story; or, in your face Donald Trump

Budweiser’s immigrant story; or, in your face Donald Trump

Budweiser’s new Super Bowl commercial tells the story of the German immigrant who co-founded Anheuser-Busch and the brand’s deep roots in St. Louis. The commercial, titled “Born the Hard Way,” was released Tuesday, and hits in the midst of a raging immigration debate.




Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl to Trump: Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and we can continue to talk

Raúl Castro: “I wish to express Cuba’s willingness to continue to negotiate the pending bilateral issues with the United States on the basis of equality, reciprocity, and respect for the sovereignty and independence of our country, and to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation on issues of common interest with the new government of President Donald Trump.”





She’s nasty (Rap and video)

She’s nasty (Rap and video)

Ashley Judd passionately denounces President Donald Trump’s misogyny at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington by reciting Nina Donovan’s “I Am A Nasty Woman” poem.




Donald J. Trump, president

Donald J. Trump, president

Mr. Donald Trump took the oath of office at noon yesterday and assumes the office of the presidency of the United States. This cartoon that appears in the Times of London says it all. It speaks for itself. Photos and video of the inauguration can be found inside.




Editorial: Dialogue without pressures

Editorial: Dialogue without pressures

We wish that the dialogue between the United States and Cuba may continue until relations are fully normalized. But if the temptation might arise to reverse or freeze the achievements of both parties in the latest negotiations, and if economic pressures are enforced with bolder and more dangerous steps, the U.S. should know that Cuba will go ahead with its changes and rely on the “shame” of its people.




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