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CUBA...A MYSTERY WRAPPED IN AN ENGIMA

Cuba was the most eagerly awaited port of our December cruise. This tiny island has held such a big role on the world stage for most of our lives. From Batista to Castro to the Bay of Pigs to the Soviet Blockade and Missile Crisis to Guantanamo Bay Cuba h
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2020 hopeful Castro tells NH voters that ‘everyone counts’

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro is in New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, and his message to voters is that he believes “everyone counts.” The former Obama administration housing chief and San Antonio mayor was in New Hampshire before the November election campaigning for Democratic candidates. And he’s back […]
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Sevilla drop out of Morata race due involvement of 'powerful clubs' - president

Paolo Bandini says Milan are not convinced about allowing Gonzalo Higuain to join Chelsea, but the club aren't necessarily committed to him long term either. Check out what you may have missed at the weekend, including another Messi milestone, David De Gea's big night, Coppa Italia action and more. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he needs to have cover for Jorginho after Cesc Fabregas left the club to join Monaco. Willian's sublime second-half curler...
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Julián Castro Officially Announces His 2020 Presidential Bid, With His First Stop In Puerto Rico

Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, TX and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Obama administration, is running for president in 2020.Castro announced his bid at a rally in San Antonio on Saturday morning, becoming one of the highest-profile Latinx candidates to ever seek the Democratic nomination, per The New York Times. His first campaign appearance will be on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit in Puerto Rico, where he plans to speak with res...
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US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
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Julian Castro Jumps Into 2020 Democratic Presidential Fray

Castro has been considered a rising star in the Democratic Party -- he was a contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016 -- but he’ll be entering a race that’s likely to include candidates with higher national profiles and well-established fundraising operations. “We’re going to make sure that the promise of America is available to everyone,’’ Castro said before a cheering crowd on Saturday in his home town of San Antonio, Texas.
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Julián Castro launches presidential bid with speech in Texas

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
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Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
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Julian Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Julian Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and mayor of San Antonio, launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, joining what is expected to be a crowded field of contenders for the Democratic nomination. Castro is the first Latino to enter the race, and at 44 will likely be among the youngest. […]
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Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
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US Democrats Castro and Gabbard launch bids for presidency

Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard want to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
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US Democrats Castro and Gabbard make bids for presidency

Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard say they will challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
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Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a crowded field of White House contenders. The 44-year-old Castro kicked off his campaign Saturday in San Antonio, his hometown. He announced […]
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Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Mr. Castro joins Elizabeth Warren and John Delaney on the list of Democrats who have begun formally campaigning for the party’s 2020 nomination.
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Julián Castro launches presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
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Julián Castro set to launch presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, is expected to announce his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
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The Best Podcast Apps on iPhone Are Way Better Than Apple's Default App

It’s time to upgrade from the Apple Podcasts app.Read more...
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Castro meets with Nevada Latino leaders ahead of 2020 bid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is meeting with Nevada Democrats and leaders of the Latino community in Las Vegas days ahead of his planned announcement of a 2020 run for the presidency. Castro, the Democratic former mayor of San Antonio who served in President Barack Obama’s second term, met Tuesday […]
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Castro vows to champion health care, housing during 2020 bid

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro introduced himself to Iowa Democrats on Monday night as a champion for universal health care and affordable housing as he indicated he was close to launching a run for the presidency. Castro spoke with party activists at a crowded house party in North Liberty […]
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Mysterious 'sonic attacks' on US diplomats in Cuba may just have been loud Caribbean crickets

Diplomats from the US and Canada in Cuba complained of bizarre symptoms in 2016. Some said the condition started after they heard a strange noise. This prompted speculation about potential "sonic weapons." The US eventually cut its Cuban embassy staff by 60%.  But a team of zoologists and biologists has concluded that the sound diplomats and their families heard is very similar to that of an Indes short-tailed cricket. The new finding is the latest in a string of conflicting hypotheses abou...
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Revolution 60: Cuba’s Next Transformation

Sixty years after the revolution, a Communist stalwart may be moving closer to democracy.
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Sex lives and video games: first exhibition of LGBTQ gaming history opens in Berlin

Rainbow Arcade explores the cultural history of queer content and games, from Nintendo’s 1988 trans character to World of Warcraft’s pride paradesFrom Birdo, the 1988 Nintendo character described in the manual as a boy who “thinks he is a girl”, to Robert Yang’s recent Radiator trilogy, which includes an autoerotic game about pleasuring a gay car, there’s a surprisingly rich history of queer content in gaming. However, these instances are rarely portrayed as part of broader LGBTQ culture. Berlin...
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Castro denounces US 'confrontation' as Cuba marks revolution

Former President Raul Castro's speech marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution.
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Past Tense: Castro Takes Manhattan: Vintage Pictures of the Cuban Conqueror as Tourist

A former New York Times editor contrasts the dictator’s first New York visit with a follow-up trip 36 years later.
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Tragedy & Farce, The Only Thing Guaranteed by Socialism

Opinion Capitalism vs. Socialism Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Politicians, the rich and famous, their bodyguards, and criminal gangs, still have their guns. Everyone else (forcible disarmed since 2013) lives in fear. Mothers and fathers are unable to protect their families.” ~ Gabby Franco, a recent immigrant from Venezuela Listening to seductive propaganda, flowing from the mouths of smooth-tongued socialist tricksters, Venezuelans made the mistake of naively believing such a scenario ...
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For A Boy From Cuba, A Stranger's Crucifix Was A Symbol Of Kindness

As part of the series "What They Took with Them," Jose Linares tells of a crucifix that reminds him of his childhood flight from Castro's Cuba to the U.S.
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Guatemalan boy, 8, dies in US border control custody over Christmas

  An eight-year-old boy from Guatemala has died in US government custody, becoming the second migrant child to pass away while in the administration’s care this month.  The US authorities did not name the child but a US congressman and Guatemala official confirmed he was called Felipe Gomez Alonzo.  Felipe had begun to feel unwell on Christmas Eve and was taken to hospital in Alamogordo, New Mexico, with his father, according to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He was diagnosed with a...
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El Camino Real boys soccer edges Simi Valley in nonleague showdown

SIMI VALLEY >> El Camino Real senior forward Joshua Yun wanted to make his final year of high school soccer a season he would remember. For three years, Yun had played academy at Real SoCal and gained the skills that have turned him into one of the elite players in the area. Yun showcased that skill in the 36th minute Thursday night, when he received the ball from the far side and with technical precision delivered a dazzling header to highlight El Camino Real’s 2-1 win over Simi Valley on the r...
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Palladium backs Quirch Foods

Palladium Equity Partners LLC has made an investment in Miami-based Quirch Foods, a distributor and exporter of protein and Hispanic food products. No financial terms were disclosed. Harris Williams served as financial adviser to Quirch on the transaction while BB&T Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets did likewise for Palladium. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and MIAMI, Fla., December 20, 2018 — Palladium Equity Partners, LLC (along with its affiliates, “Palladium”), a private investment firm with a...
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