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U.S. to allow lawsuits over property in Cuba

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/17/19, 01:06 pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 Cuban revolution. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo justified the policy shift by pointing to Cuba’s repression of its people, refusal to enact Democratic reforms, and “exportation of tyranny” to countries like Venezuela. Starting May 2, Americans will have the right, under a 1996 U.S. law, to sue companies that operate out of hotels, tobacco factories, distilleries, and other properties Cuba nationalized after Fidel Castro took power.

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Iran’s terrorist army

International | Reaction to the United States’ new designation for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/10/19, 04:51 pm

IRAN: Lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted “Death to America” as they convened Tuesday following the U.S. announcement Monday it will designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization—the first time an official armed forces has been so named.

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Deadly tornado hits Havana

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 1/28/19, 11:33 am

Heavy rains and a tornado caused at least three deaths and about 170 injuries in Havana on Sunday night. The natural disaster occurred in the eastern part of the Cuban capital and left much of the city without power. Floodwaters trapped cars already crushed by fallen trees, and the seven-story Daughters of Galicia Hospital for new and expectant mothers evacuated all patients after the storm sucked out many of its windows.

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