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University of Havana launches Russian language studies chair

University of Havana launches Russian language studies chair

To promote cultural exchange between Cuba and Russia, a Russian Language Chair of the Pushkin Institute was inaugurated Wednesday at the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Havana. The Institute will delegate three professors to Cuba each term to teach students of the foreign languages’ department.

Havana scolds Trump for ignorance of Cuban history

Havana scolds Trump for ignorance of Cuban history

President Donald Trump on Saturday released a statement congratulating Cubans on the 115th anniversary of their independence from the Spanish empire, a statement that was immediately rebuffed by the government of President Raúl Castro.

Ros-Lehtinen calling it quits next year

Ros-Lehtinen calling it quits next year

Stating that “there was no epiphany,” and after almost three decades in the U.S. Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she will call it quits next year. Ros-Lehtinen was first elected in 1989. Previously she had been a Florida state representative and later a state senator.

Miranda raps of the ‘the commonwealth with not a lot of wealth, but not quite a nation.’

Miranda raps of the ‘the commonwealth with not a lot of wealth, but not quite a nation.’

“Pay your bonds first, close the hospitals, F#$.!? the patients,” the U.S. Congress tells Puerto Rico as the island nation sinks into the sea… Lin-Manuel continues: “This is an island 100 miles across, a hurricane is coming and we’re running up a loss.”

Google Global Cache makes its debut in Cuba

Google Global Cache makes its debut in Cuba

An AP news item on Wednesday reported that the “GGC nodes in Cuba finally went active in the past 24hrs,” quoting Doug Madory, director of analysis at Dyn Research. Progreso Weekly’s team talked to several Internet surfers in Havana’s WiFi zones, in an effort to verify whether they have gained speed, especially when it comes to videos.

Harvard poll: President Trump approval rating at 32% with young Americans

Harvard poll: President Trump approval rating at 32% with young Americans

As the first 100 days of the administration nears, 32% of 18- to 29-year-old Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance overall, according to a new national poll by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

Obama hosts discussion with young people

Obama hosts discussion with young people

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. At a forum Monday for students at the University of Chicago Obama talked about his formative experiences as a community organizer and as a young politician running for office in Illinois.

‘Filth’ crossing illegally from Mexico, says Sessions; announces ‘Trump era’ fight against them

‘Filth’ crossing illegally from Mexico, says Sessions; announces ‘Trump era’ fight against them

A “new era,” a “Trump Era,” on the fight against illegal immigration was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday when he spoke to Customs and Border Protection personnel at the United States-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.

Carlos Curbelo voted yes

Carlos Curbelo voted yes

The Carlos Curbelo vote during the weeks leading up to the loss of the ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ Act to replace Obamacare became almost a state secret. In the end Curbelo showed more loyalty to Donald Trump then to the thousands of constituents who would have lost their healthcare under the new law.

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.

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