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A new film explores the stories of 6 men from China who survived the Titanic sinking
The World June 04, 2021
Some hid their experiences after being scapegoated for surviving the shipwreck.
Top of The World
Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league
The World April 19, 2021
In today's Top of the Word: Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league; Russian dissident Alexei Navalny hospitalized after third week of hunger strike; New Zealand and Australia create two-way travel bubble with quarantine-free travel.
Immigration
Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo
WLRN April 16, 2021
A popular program for reuniting Cuban families in the US has been on pause since 2017. Now, many families are asking the Biden administration to restart it.
Global Politics
A retiring Castro to bring younger face to Cuba's communists
Associated Press April 16, 2021
Six years after the death of Fidel Castro, his brother and fellow leader of the island's 1959 revolution, Raúl Castro, is being watched to see if he fulfills his commitment to give up the reins of the only political organization permitted in the country of 11 million people.
Arts, Culture & Media
Cuba cracks down on artists who demanded creative freedoms, after 'unprecedented' government talks
The Conversation December 17, 2020
Discussions with the government ended with accusations that artists were 'paid by North American agencies' – an age-old way to discredit dissent. But these protests are homegrown.
Top of The World
Russia and the UK set for widespread COVID-19 vaccination rollout; Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims victory; Report finds microwave energy likely made US diplomats sick
The World December 07, 2020
Russia opened 70 vaccination facilities in Moscow on Saturday as the country begins its COVID-19 vaccination campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus. And, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will take control of the country’s National Assembly — the last major branch of government out of his grasp — after his political alliance claimed victory. Also, the National Academy of Sciences said in a report that “directed pulsed radio frequency energy” was likely the cause of illnesses among American diplomats in Cuba and China.
US politics
How Mayorkas might shape US immigration policy during the Biden administration
The World December 01, 2020
If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas would be the first immigrant and the first Latino to serve as DHS secretary. 
Every 30 Seconds
This undecided Latinx voter wanted police and prison reform on the ballot
The World October 30, 2020
Neither of the main presidential candidates — incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden — speak directly to Ayuso's most pressing issue: getting rid of the prison system.
Top of The World
China, Russia, Cuba elected to UN Human Rights Council; Eli Lilly COVID-19 study paused; Lebanon-Israel maritime talks begin
The World October 14, 2020
Notable violators were among the countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council, as Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to earn a three-year term starting Jan. 1. Independent monitors have paused new enrollment in an Eli Lilly study testing an experimental, antibody cocktail. Also, Lebanon and Israel have begun indirect talks mediated by the US over their disputed maritime border.
Environment
Storm Marco closes in on Louisiana as Laura buffets Cuba
Associated Press August 24, 2020
After a day as a hurricane, Tropical Storm Marco brought a surge of high water to the Louisiana coast on Monday, setting the stage for Tropical Storm Laura to enter the Gulf of Mexico and move toward the same stretch of US coast later in the week, most likely as a hurricane.
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