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US-Cuba Travel Snarled By Regulations, Politics

The Obama administration's much touted "people-to-people" travel program to Cuba has all but ground to a halt due to tighter regulations issued in May, apparently to placate Cuban-American lawmakers, travel industry professionals said this week.
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NAM Summit: Has Morsi’s Iran Visit Led To Unwarranted Finger-Pointing Against Egypt?

The last time the nations participating in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit came under fire due to the host country's obvious anti-American stance was in 1979 when Cuba hosted the event. Iran, which is hosting the summit this year, has made sure that the summit, that usually doesn't generate substantial interest, is back in the limelight.
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Isaac Advances On Florida Keys; Nears Hurricane Force

Tropical Storm Isaac approached hurricane strength as descended on the Florida Keys Sunday, and forecasters warned it could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on an expected track toward the northern Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Isaac Gathers Strength As It Heads Toward Florida

Haiti Slammed By Tropical Storm Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac battered southern Haiti on Saturday, drenching the storm-prone island's capital of Port-au-Prince and leaving at least three people dead.
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Isaac Dumps Rain On Puerto Rico, Heads For DR

Tropical Storm Isaac unleashed heavy rain and winds off Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as it moved across the Caribbean Thursday and could strengthen into a hurricane before tearing across the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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NAM Summit In Iran Likely To Reveal West’s True Allies And Foes

The upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran, quite ironically, has become a stage to gauge the member nations' stand on certain international issues, though the world's largest single political coalition doesn't promise support to any major power bloc.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro gestures during the National Assembly in Havana

Fidel Castro Turns 86, Far From Public View

Fidel Castro turned 86 on Monday, but even his birthday was not sufficient cause to bring the former Cuban leader out of hiding. The former Cuban “commander-in-chief’s” growing reclusiveness over the years has given rise to ongoing speculation that he is in declining health.


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