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I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union’s legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States by tasking Russian hackers to steal 20,000 emails from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and share them with WikiLeaks to embarrass Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump showed his talents are in decline

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Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necessities they can no longer buy at home , a net result of Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political turmoil. What a testament to how desperate life has become for ordinary Venezuelans, who have endured hyper-inflation, high levels of unemployment, a rise in poverty, rampant cronyism and corruption, and severely reduced oil revenues — even before Nicolas Maduro assumed office in 2013. Since then, it has all become much worse

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The flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana marks the successful conclusion of what Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez called the “first stage” in the process of normalizing relations. Now comes the hard part

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Alexis Tsipras’ "Betrayal"

15Jul

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, during an interview with state television. (Alexandros Vlachos / EFE) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 14 July 2015 — A week ago he was a hero lauded by the official Cuban media, today he is a political corpse many fear to mention.

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Great Conversations: Demian Bichir

13Jul

I sat down with actor Demian Bichir during the final months of 2008, when he was appearing in “The Waters of Babylon” at the Geffen Playhouse. Since then, Bichir has become a recognizable face north of the U.S.-Mexico border following his lauded turn in 2011’s indie hit “A Better Life,” for which he was tapped with a Best Actor Oscar nomination. DEMIAN BICHIR DRINKS FROM THE WATERS OF BABYLON , FIGHTS A REVOLUTION WITH CHE AND TAKES A WALK IN THE WEEDS A native of Mexico City, actor Demian Bichir is currently batting a triple with two high-profile supporting roles on the big and small screen, as well as the male lead (co-starring with Shannon Cochran) in Robert Schenkkan’s play By the Waters of Babylon , which is currently onstage at The Geffen Playhouse.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local): ___ 12:25 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says authorities are prepared for all eventualities in Brussels’ drawn-out negotiations with Greece about its financial crisis — including a scenario in which debt-laden Greece leaves the euro single currency or the European Union itself

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By Elizabeth Pineau HAVANA, May 11 (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande is making the first visit to Cuba by a French head of state on Monday, attempting to carve out a larger role in the Communist-run nation at the time of Cuba’s historic opening with the United States. Hollande was scheduled to meet Cuban President Raul Castro, deliver a speech and participate in an economic forum in Cuba as part of his swing through the Caribbean.

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By Daniel Trotta and Matt Spetalnick PANAMA CITY, April 12 (Reuters) – Cuba and the United States just made history. Now comes the hard part. In the first meeting of its kind in nearly 60 years, U.S

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It’s the talk of the town

06Mar

Big news today – no, not Obama’s Netanyahu quarrel or Fidel Castro’s tacky living room. It’s not about Ferguson police or the winter weather. The big news is about Kim Kardashian

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HAVANA, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties. But Castro stopped short of an enthusiastic endorsement of the rapprochement, announced on Dec

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(Adds comment by dissident groups) By Lesley Wroughton and Daniel Trotta HAVANA, Jan 23 (Reuters) – A senior U.S. diplomat in Cuba for negotiations on restoring long-frozen diplomatic relations met a group of dissidents on Friday, seeking to underline Washington’s concern over human rights but irritating the island’s communist government.

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A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio now Pope Francis provides new insight into his views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that helped inform his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations

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DETROIT — Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called on Republicans to take action immediately and address the need for immigration reform.

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Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, Baja California, México, viernes 21 de Marzo del 2014 La Franja suma una sola victoria en todo el mes de marzo Ahora ya bajaron a la posición 16 Xolos liquidó el encuentro en el momento oportuno Se prenden las veladoras en Puebla, y los focos rojos también. La Franja de Puebla entró en una etapa crítica: es antepenúltimo en la Tabla Porcentual, y en todo marzo suma apenas una victoria. Esta noche, Xolos no tuvo piedad del equipo de Rubén Omar Romano, y le complicó la existencia a los poblanos.

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CORAL GABLES, Florida (VIP-WIRE).- “Ahora se dice, ‘ese está fuera de contexto’… Antes se decía, ‘ese está meando fuera del perol”…

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Filed under: Béisbol Ozzie Guillén salió del vestuario tres horas antes del partido del martes, vio a la horda de periodistas que lo aguardaba en la caseta y soltó una exclamación de sorpresa. Después de cumplir una suspensión de cinco juegos, el manager venezolano se reintegró el martes con los Marlins de Miami para iniciar una serie contra los Cachorros de Chicago.

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Filed under: Béisbol CORAL GABLE, Florida (VIP-WIRE).- “Quien no sirve para servir, no debería vivir”… Monseñor Agustín Román.- -o-o-o-o-o-o-o- Hoy es Día del Correo, como todos los miércoles. Gonzalo R

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Filed under: Béisbol Ozzie Guillen Cookie Rojas, el relator de los juegos de los Marlins de Miami, ha visto a Ozzie Guillén retractarse tras atrevidas declaraciones que provocaron escándalo. La sentida disculpa que dio Guillén la semana pasada fue algo diferente, dijo Rojas. “Déjeme decirle algo sobre Ozzie”, dijo Rojas.

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Filed under: Béisbol , Juan Vené en la Pelota CORAL GABLES, Florida (VIP-WIRE).- “Los hombres tienen siempre una libertad ilimitada para hacer…

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Filed under: Béisbol Ozzie Guillen El suspendido manager de los Marlins Ozzie Guillén habló el miércoles con sus jugadores antes de que se abriera el camerino a los reporteros.

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Filed under: Béisbol Ozzie Guillen “Ni un cubano en el estadio de los Marlins”, “No creemos en los Marlins”, fueron algunas de las consignas que se pudieron observar en la manifestación de la comunidad latina, prominentemente cubana, mientras el manager Ozzie Guillén se disculpaba públicamente por sus dichos sobre Fidel Castro.

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Filed under: Béisbol Ozzie Guillen “Hoy 10 de abril, es la última vez que esta persona habla de política. Ojalá que este desagradable momento me haya enseñado. He aprendido a no meterme en lo que no conozco”.

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Filed under: Béisbol , Juan Vené en la Pelota CORAL GABLES, Florida (VIP-WIRE).- “No eres ambicioso si te contentas con ser feliz”… Jorge Luis Borges.- -o-o-o-o-o-o- Hoy es Día del Correo, igual que lo será mañana miércoles. Luis Carrasquero, de Maracaibo, opina…: “Oswaldo Guillén necesita ayuda de un terapeuta para moderar sus ímpetus y su verborrea

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Filed under: Béisbol , Baseball Por Gisela Salomón Miami, Florida, EE.UU. – Los Marlins de Miami anunciaron el martes la suspensión de su manager Ozzie Guillén por cinco partidos tras el escándalo desatado después que el venezolano dijo a una revista que adora a Fidel Castro

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Filed under: Béisbol El manager de los Marlins de Miami, Ozzie Guillén, se disculpará de nuevo por revelar a una revista ser admirador del ex presidente cubano Fidel Castro. Guillén regresará a Florida luego del partido del lunes en Filadelfia y se disculpará el martes en el Marlins Park

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