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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 27, 2014 Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy Today at a review conference in Maputo, Mozambique, the United States took the step of declaring it will not produce or otherwise acquire any anti-personnel landmines (APL) in the future, including to replace existing stockpiles… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, July 07th, 2014

U.S.-Cuban Relations on Higher Ed Level Continue to Grow

Something historic happened last January at Miami-Dade College. At a community college that stands as one of the nation’s largest institutions of higher education with approximately 170,000 students spread across seven campuses, 15 foreign exchange students from Cuba arrived at the school for a semester of study. Despite the trade embargo and the lack of formal diplomatic ties between the… [Read Full Article]
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Sunday, July 06th, 2014

On Being Gay, And Socialist, In Cuba Today

by JASMINE GARSD June 26, 2014 3:46 PM ET     It was very late at night the last time Isbel Diaz Torres and his boyfriend were stopped by Cuban police. "They asked for our IDs, which is a rare procedure," Diaz recalls. The policeman then dropped the men's IDs on the floor. " 'That's very funny for you, a… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, July 03th, 2014

Travel Freedom Raises Questions About U.S. Policies Toward Cuba

by GREG ALLEN After being away for decades, many members of the first generation of Cuban-American exiles are returning to their native land. But there are still many uneasy with the relaxed travel restrictions. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: It's MORNING EDITION from NPR… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, July 03th, 2014

Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

by DAVID GREENE and JASMINE GARSD When Americans think of business in Cuba, they think of government-owned enterprise. And the vast majority of Cubans do work for the state. But in recent years, private business owners known as cuentapropistas have flourished on the island. Cuentapropismo literally means "on your own account." As far back as the 1970s, Fidel Castro was talking about how socialism and small… [Read Full Article]
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