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Good Times for Cuban Tobacco

 05/30/2017 - 03:16
A worker at a tobacco factory in Havana, Cuba. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Cuba will close out this season's harvest of tobacco, one of its main export crops, with almost 30,000 tons of leaf and for the 2017-2018 season. Tobacco is the fourth-largest contributor to Cuba's GDP and employs more than 200,000 people.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:15am
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Demonstrators gather at Texas Capitol to protest law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state.

 05/30/2017 - 02:56
Demonstrators gather at Texas' Capitol, to protest a recently-passed law prohibiting "sanctuary cities" in the state, in Austin, United States, May 29, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

About 1,000 demonstrators arrived from Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, North Carolina, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia and protested with other Texas organizations to express their disagreement with SB4, which allows local authorities to question the immigration status of people who, for example, are detained or arrested for a traffic violation.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:45am
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Spanish-Speaking Telecoms Meet in Miami to Discuss Challenges Ahead

 05/30/2017 - 02:40
The executive director of the Ibero-American Telecommunication Organization (OTI), Federico Gonzalez Luna, poses during an interview in Miami, Florida, USA, 29 May 2017. EFE / Ana Mengotti

The Ibero-American Telecommunications Organization (OTI) on Monday started their closed-door meetings in Miami to discuss issues such as threats to freedom of expression, the US immigration policy and the regulation of online services like Netflix.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:30am
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Religión y delincuencia, las caras de la influencia iraní en América Latina

 05/26/2017 - 12:23
Una foto del 26 de mayo de 2008 muestra al Jefe del Consejo Ejecutivo de Hezbollah Sayyed Hashem Safieddine. 

Mientras los "misioneros" iraníes ganan almas para el chiísmo incluso en países como Perú, Cuba y Costa Rica, donde antes prácticamente no había musulmanes, Hizbulá está metido de lleno en el tráfico de drogas, el contrabando de cigarrillos y otras actividades delictivas en América Latina.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Electing a new president won't solve Mexico's problems, writer Diego Osorno says

 05/26/2017 - 03:12
Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:00am
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