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Alexis Martinez Pena: The Countryman – My Cuba

Alexis Martinez Pena: The Countryman – My Cuba Alexis Martinez Pena, 52, was a schoolteacher for 14 years in the city of Bayamo. He loved working with children, but found the system to be too rigid and dogmatic. So he left and moved to San Pablo de Yao, a village of just over 1,200 in the Sierra Maestra mountains of …

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Regla Gonzalez Miro: Rumba Roots – My Cuba

Regla Gonzalez Miro: Rumba Roots – My Cuba In Matanzas’ poorest neighbourhood, one woman is challenging the tradition of rumba by getting girls to play the drums. Regla Gonzalez Miro is a community worker in the heart of Matanzas’ poorest yet most culturally vibrant neighbourhood, La Marina. At the Nelson Barrera Community Centre where Gonzalez is the coordinator, there is …

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Brazil corruption probe sends shivers across Latin America

Brazil corruption probe sends shivers across Latin America Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into 74 new politicians, including a third of current President Michel Temer’s cabinet. This follows information obtained as part of a plea bargaining deal with the former president of Brazil’s largest engineering company, Odebrecht. The probe has shaken the region’s political establishment as a multinational …

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US: Sean Spicer under fire for Holocaust comments

US: Sean Spicer under fire for Holocaust comments A day after receiving much criticism, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologised for comments about the Holocaust. Spicer had discussed the suspected use of chemical weapons in northern Syria by the government during a briefing, saying that “Hitler didn’t sink to using chemical weapons” in World War II. Al Jazeera’s …

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Congressman: Spicer needs to go

At a town hall in Colorado, Republican Rep. Mike Coffman tells constituents that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer “needs to go” after his comments about Adolf Hitler.

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Dortmund bus bomb: German police detain suspected Islamist

German police say that two people suspected of involvement in bombing near the Borussia Dortmund team bus have an Islamist background. The federal public prosecutor also confirmed that the explosives used contained metal shards. Police are treating the blast as a terrorist attack, however, the exact motive remains unclear. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/88nn Clip by RT Play. For more, visit facebook.com/pg/RTvids …

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White House claims on Syria chemical attack ‘obviously false’ – Prof. Theodor Postol of MIT

Earlier the US released a declassified intelligence brief accusing Syrian President Assad of ordering and organizing the chemical attack on civilians in the rebel-held town in the Idlib province. At the same time, the report ‘contains absolutely no evidence’ to prove this, says Theodore Postol, Professor in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and leading CW expert. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/88p4 RT …

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