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Hurricane Irma: the path of destruction

Hurricane Irma: the path of destruction

Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded over the Atlantic, has devastated the Caribbean and battered Florida. Here’s how this historic storm unfolded.

Defiant Bob Menendez has tough first day in court

Defiant Bob Menendez has tough first day in court

With his son and daughter on each of his sides a defiant Bob Menendez stood before reporters outside the Newark, NJ, courthouse where he will be tried, along with wealthy south Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, on numerous charges of corruption.

Medicare for all

Medicare for all

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris plans to co-sponsor a “Medicare-for-all” bill pushed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that would create a national health insurance system. The term is synonymous with single-payer health care, a system in which the government organizes health care financing, ending the need for insurance companies.

Senator Montenegro, an immigrant, defends convicted racist Sheriff Arpaio

Senator Montenegro, an immigrant, defends convicted racist Sheriff Arpaio

Arizona Republican Senator Steve Montenegro and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos debate President Trump’s decision to pardon former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff Joe Arpaio who was convicted of ignoring a court order to cease racial profiling of Latinos.

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

One of six Cuban volleyball players arrested in Finland last year on charges of raping a woman in the city of Tampere has sued the Finnish government for 381,000 euros (about $448,000), the Finnish news agency STT reported on Wednesday.

Listening device that causes deafness is unheard of, expert says

Listening device that causes deafness is unheard of, expert says

An American expert on intelligence (i.e. espionage) confesses that he is baffled by the allegations from Washington that a Cuban security agency used some secret device to damage the hearing of U.S. diplomats in Havana last year.

Cuba reacts to expulsions and accusations: Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Cuba reacts to expulsions and accusations: Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cuban government asserts that they took the alleged incidents involving U.S. diplomats very seriously and would never allow Cuban territory to be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families.

U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

The U.S. State Department has asked two officials of the Cuban Embassy in Washington to leave the country, according to Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the U.S. diplomatic corps. The reason given for their expulsions are “incidents” involving the health of Americans stationed in Havana.

This drought of ours

This drought of ours

The acute drought afflicting the island and its population is not news. But perhaps the real dimension of the problem has not been explained publicly to make people aware of the gravity. The humblest, the most dispossessed Cubans already know that.

Citing ‘deviations,’ Cuba stops issuing licenses to some self-employed workers

Citing ‘deviations,’ Cuba stops issuing licenses to some self-employed workers

To maintain better control over the work of “cuentapropistas” (self-employed entrepreneurs), the Cuban government has established new guidelines. According to official statistics, as of June 30, a total of 567,982 Cuban civilians worked for themselves, representing 12 percent of the nation’s employed workers.

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