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Monday, March 02, 2015   5:11 GMT



Tobacco Workers in Cuba Dubious About Opening of U.S. Market
Ivet Gonzalez
SAN JUAN Y MARTNEZ, Cuba, 28 Feb (IPS) - We have to wait and see, There isnt a lot of talk about it, are the responses from tobacco workers in this rural area in western Cuba when asked about the prospect of an opening of the U.S. market to Cuban cigars.
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Opinion
The Middle East and Perpetual War
Leon Anderson
PHILADELPHIA, 27 Feb (IPS) - There is a currently popular idea in Washington, D.C. that the United States ought to be doing more to quash the recently born Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), because if we dont, they will send terrorists to plague our lives.
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America and the Middle East after the Islamic State
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 19 Feb (IPS) - As the Congress ponders President Barack Obamas request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), American policymakers must focus on the morning after before they embark on another potentially disastrous war in the Levant.
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Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 18 Feb (IPS) - A rash of sex discriminatory laws including the legalisation of polygamy, marital rape, abduction and the justification of violence against women remains in statute books around the world.
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Marshall Islands Nuclear Proliferation Case Thrown Out of U.S. Court
Josh Butler
UNITED NATIONS, 12 Feb (IPS) - A lawsuit by the Marshall Islands accusing the United States of failing to begin negotiations for nuclear disarmament has been thrown out of an American court.
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OPINION
This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You
Peter Costantini
SEATTLE, Washington, 7 Feb (IPS) - Enhanced interrogation: the George W. Bush administration bureaucrats who coined the term had perfect pitch. The apparatchiks of Kafkas Castle would have admired the grayness of the euphemism. But while it sounds like some new kind of focus group, it turns out it was just anodyne branding for good old-fashioned torture.
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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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