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US-Cuba: From Words to Action

January 23, 2015 // Polit Com - Russia - Russian

On Jan. 21, a new phase in the negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba regarding the restoration of full diplomatic relations began in Havana. Diplomatic ties were broken off more than a half century ago in reaction to the Cuban revolution, which attained victory on Jan. 1, 1959 under the leadership of the young, [Read more]

Gun Deaths and the American Paradox

January 23, 2015 // Les Échos - France - French

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of deaths caused by car accidents in the United States has been in steep decline for years. On the other hand, the number of fatalities caused by guns – the huge majority of which are suicides, accidents and domestic violence [incidents] – [Read more]

Surprise Us, Gentlemen!

January 20, 2015 // Le Nouvelliste - Haiti - French

This centennial year of American occupation, Haiti finds itself unable to take care of its own affairs, just like at the beginning of the 20th century. By Monday, Jan. 12, it’s once again the diplomats from the United States of America who will stop the fate of our country by fully engaging themselves in the course [Read more]

The Dollar Is Not As Strong As It Seems

January 15, 2015 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>The green bill's structural weaknesses foretell of a decline in its predominance.</i> Money is a symbol of power, prestige, and the influence of a nation. As economist Robert Mundell said, "Great powers have great currencies.” Since World War II, the dollar has represented the economic and military power of the [Read more]
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