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NBC Host Andrea Mitchell Talks Reporting on D.C.; Calling Philly Home

Source: Philadelphia Style

Andrea Mitchell Visits "SiriusXM Leading Ladies"
As one of Washington’s media heavyweights, Andrea Mitchell is unparalleled in her reporting on foreign affairs. But before Capitol Hill came calling, the NBC host began her illustrious career in Philadelphia, the city she still considers home. Andrea Mitchell’s life is a moveable feast. One week in early March starts with a meeting in Philadelphia for the University of Pennsylvania board of trustees, of which she is a longtime member; a couple of days later, she’ ...
Full article at: Philadelphia Style 4 hours ago
 


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Garcia Marquez and Fidel Castro: A controversial friendship

Source: NDTV

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Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez met Fidel Castro after the Cuban leader grabbed power in the 1959 revolution - the beginning of a decades-long and controver ...
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Socialist Literary Hero Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

Source: Big Government

Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the literary prince of the magical realism movement, has died at the age of 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, a source close to his family said. He had returned home from hospital last week after what doctors said was a bout of p ...
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Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dead at 87

Source: Russia Today

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An Associated Press report did not include the cause of death, although Marquez’s family has said in recent days that the author’s health has been “very fragile.” Born in Colombia, Marquez had been recuperating at his Mexico City home after he was hospitalized for nine days due to infections in his lungs and urinary tract. “He is and will continue to recover at his home,” his family said in a statement earlie ...
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Today in history: JFK's worst foreign policy blunder

Source: The Week

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April 17, 1961: Arguably the worst foreign policy mistake of the Kennedy era began: Operation Zapata, the attempt to oust Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro through a failed CIA-backed military invasion of Cuba. Operation Zapata — better known as the Bay of Pigs — was planned during the Eisenhower administration, but JFK gave it the final go ahead. Both the White House and CIA blamed each other for the debacle. Some historians think one lesson JFK learned from the Bay of Pi ...
Full article at: The Week 19 hours ago, 8:00am CDT
 

Today in history: Bay of Pigs invasion launched

Source: Abilene Reporter News

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Today in history: On April 17, 1961, about 1,200 Cuban refugees, financed and trained by the American CIA, land in Cuba’s Bay of Pigs and attempt to overthrow the communist government of Fidel Castro. Castro had seized power in January 29159. The attack is a complete failure. The lightly armed refugees met with immediate resistance and 100 were killed. The invasion did not rally the people an ...
Full article at: Abilene Reporter News 1 day ago, 3:00am CDT
 

Good Friday Now An Official Holiday In Cuba

Source: CBS Miami

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HAVANA (CBSMiami) – Good Friday is once again an official national holiday in Cuba. It’s the first time Good Friday has been a national holiday since Fidel Castro’s Revolution in 1959. The change comes as part of Cuba’s new labor law which goes into effect in June. The new Labor Code, passed by the National Assembly in December, established Good Friday as a holiday. A special ruling was passed that allows all but essential services be closed ...
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What Senator Leahy and the AP aren’t telling you

Source: HumanEvents.com

Sen. Patrick Leahy Meets With FBI Director Designate James Comey
It’s not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP “broke” a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, “a secret plan aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government” was c ...
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What 'Life In The New Cuba' Is Really Like

Source: WNYC

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Since Fidel Castro ceded authority to his brother Raul in 2006, life in Cuba has slowly been changing. Young Cubans are more comfortable talking about their government and cellphones have begun to open up the island more, connecting it in a small way to the outside world. Julia Cooke has witnessed the changes firsthand. She traveled to Cuba as a college student in 2003, and it so affected her that she returned in 2008 and began a five-year chronicling of post-Fidel society. Sh ...
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After Fidel, Cuba's Problems Still Loom

Source: GoNOMAD

After Fidel, Cuba's Problems Still Loom Julia Cooke's New Book Sheds Light on the New Cuba  by Dan Peltier Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, ...
Full article at: GoNOMAD Apr 9 2014, 4:08pm CDT
 



 

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