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Cuba

From Cuban Missile Crisis to failed ‘reset’: US doesn’t learn lessons
With relations between Russia and the United States at their lowest point since the Cold War, this month marks the 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world moved perilously close to nuclear Armageddon.

22.10.2014 11:10

Duma calls on US to lift Cuba embargo
Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the economic, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961.

21.10.2014 12:51

Fidel Castro offers cooperation with US in fight against Ebola
Fidel Castro has expressed Cuba’s readiness to cooperate with the US in the global fight against Ebola. Cuba has been on the frontline of international response to the worst outbreak in the disease's history.

18.10.2014 19:42

CIA classified review: Covertly arming insurgents doesn’t work
Arming insurgencies around the world has rarely worked for the CIA without direct support from Americans on the ground, according to a still-classified agency review of the practice conducted during debate over arming rebels in Syria.

15.10.2014 16:23

Obama could use controversial executive order to shut down Gitmo – report
As Obama’s time in office inches towards a conclusion, he is reportedly weighing a last-ditch attempt to fulfil a campaign promise and close Guantanamo prison once and for all. The White House however says he is not planning to override the law.

11.10.2014 00:53

​Hasta siempre, Comandante! Che Guevara’s ideas flourish decades on
Che Guevera died 47 years ago, but he continues to inspire millions around the world. The popularity he enjoys so many years after his death is proof that though “they” may have killed the man, “they” will never extinguish the ideas for which he died.

09.10.2014 05:45

Gitmo jailers use force-feeding to punish detainees, lawyers argue
Attorneys this week told a federal judge in Washington, DC that a hunger-striking detainee being held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay has been painfully force-fed by authorities as a method of punishment.

07.10.2014 14:06

Kissinger planned to ‘smash’ & ‘humiliate’ Fidel Castro after Cuba’s Angola op
Just over a decade after the Cuban Missile Crisis, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger laid out plans to attack Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro’s decision to send military forces into Angola in late 1975, declassified files have revealed.

01.10.2014 21:33

Ebola crisis response: Cuba sends doctors, US deploys troops
The tiny island nation of Cuba has shamed the world with its international medical missions; the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa a case in point.

01.10.2014 10:44

Navy nurse faces expulsion after refusing to force feed Gitmo detainees
A Navy nurse who refused to force feed hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees over the summer, once threatened with court-martial, could now lose his career.

15.09.2014 20:16

Cuba calculates cost of 54yr US embargo at $1.1tn
Cuba says its economy is suffering a “systematic worsening” due to a US embargo, the consequences of which Havana places at $1.1 trillion since Washington imposed the sanctions in 1960, taking into account the depreciation of the dollar against gold.

10.09.2014 03:49

Unresponsive US jet crashes off north coast of Jamaica
A light jet en route from Rochester, New York to Naples, Florida has reportedly crashed just north of the island of Jamaica Friday afternoon nearly four-and-a-half hours after the aircraft’s pilot first became unresponsive.

05.09.2014 17:08

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