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Friday, January 30, 2015   21:55 GMT



Cuba and U.S. Skirt Obstacles to Normalisation of Ties
Patricia Grogg, Ivet Gonzalez
HAVANA, 26 Jan (IPS) - The biggest discrepancies in the first meeting to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States, after more than half a century, were over the issue of human rights. But what stood out in the talks was a keen interest in forging ahead, in a process led by two women.
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U.S. May Soon Stand Alone Opposing Children's Treaty
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 23 Jan (IPS) - When the East African nation of Somalia, once described as a "lawless state", ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) early this week, it left two countries in splendid isolation from the rest of the world: South Sudan and the United States.
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OPINION-CUBA/US
Catching a Glimpse of the Possible Future
Leonardo Padura Fuentes
HAVANA, 21 Jan (IPS) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but in places like Spain, France or Greenland where there must be a couple of Cubans - as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalisation of relations after half a century of hostility.
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Cuban Diplomacy Looks Towards Both Brussels and Washington
Patricia Grogg
HAVANA, 19 Jan (IPS) - Cuba has decided to move ahead in its talks with the European Union towards an agreement on cooperation parallel to the negotiations aimed at normalising relations with the United States after more than half a century of hostility.
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Cuba and the United States A New Era?
Stephanie Wildes
HAVANA, 16 Jan (IPS) - On Dec. 17, by freeing the five Cuban anti-terrorists who spent over 16 years in U.S. prisons, President Barack Obama repaired a longstanding injustice while changing the course of history.
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OPINION
Islamic Reformation, the Antidote to Terrorism
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 14 Jan (IPS) - The horrific terrorist attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo has once again raised the question about violence and Islam. Why is it, some ask, that so much terrorism has been committed in the name of Islam, and why do violent jihadists seek justification of their actions in their religion?
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The Day CIA Failed to Un-beard Castro in His Own Den
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 7 Jan (IPS) - The controversial low-brow Hollywood comedy, 'The Interview', portrays the story of two U.S. talk-show journalists on assignment to interview Kim Jong-un - and midway down the road are recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to poison the North Korean leader.
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OPINION
Political Islam and U.S. Policy in 2015
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 6 Jan (IPS) - This year, Arab political Islam will be greatly influenced by U.S. regional policy, as it has been since the Obama administration came into office six years ago. Indeed, as the U.S. standing in the region rose with Obamas presidency beginning in January 2009, so did the fortunes of Arab political Islam.
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From the American Dream to the Nightmare of Deportation

, 6 Jan (IPS) - Julio Csar Corderos American dream didnt last long. He was trying to reach Houston, Texas as an undocumented immigrant but was detained in Acayucn in southeastern Mexico. And like thousands of other deported Salvadorans, he doesnt know what the future will hold.
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OPINION
Doubling Down on Dictatorship in the Middle East
Amanda Ufheil-Somers
WASHINGTON, 5 Jan (IPS) - For a moment, four years ago, it seemed that dictators in the Middle East would soon be a thing of the past.
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