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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.

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EFE

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 

Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Eli Siegel

OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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Fareed Zakaria

OP-ED]: Trump está hiriendo a los amigos extranjeros de Estados Unidos

 05/10/2017 - 09:16
Actualmente es muy posible, de hecho, probable, que el próximo presidente de Méjico será anti estadounidense, socialista-populista, similar al Hugo Chávez de Venezuela. Andrés Manuel López Obrador tenía una votación cerca del 10 por ciento en el comienzo del 2015. En el presente, saltó al 30 por ciento, el líder entre los candidatos posibles para la elección del próximo año. Archivo

Hubo mucho enfoque en la política exterior errada de Donald Trump, las posiciones extravagantes, las varias idas y venidas, las equivocaciones. Sin embargo, posiblemente resultará todavía más dañino, a largo plazo, lo que algunos han denominado el efecto Trump: el impacto de Trump en las políticas nacionales de otros países. Ese efecto parece ser poderoso, negativo y duradero. Podría socavar décadas de éxitos de la política exterior estadounidense.

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Fareed Zakaria

How Cubans deal with the worst drought in a century

 04/10/2017 - 05:59
Two people filling containers with water at a neighbor's house, in the province of Ciego de Avila, Cuba on Apr. 3, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Cuba is undergoing one of the worst droughts in over a century, which this year has principally struck the central regions of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus and Camaguey, where the critical state of the aquifers not only affects the population, but also agriculture, which has had to be shifted to dryland farming.

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EFE

Life in a Cuban Jail

 03/19/2017 - 14:54

For over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community, one of many foreign businessmen investing in Cuba's crawl from Cold War communism towards modernity. But for reasons unknown to him he was also under State Security's microscope. One morning during the height of President Raúl Castro's purges in 2012, he was arrested and taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice.

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AL DIA News

"20 years in Cuba is not the same as in the rest of the world", Alice de Andrade, filmmaker

 03/09/2017 - 19:50

Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade's 1993 documentary "Luna de miel" (Honeymoon) looked at young married couples in Cuba. Her new documentary "Veinte Años" (Twenty Years), presented on Thursday at the Miami International Film Festival, examines some of these people's lives more than two decades later.

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EFE

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