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Secretary John Kerry In Havana As American Flag Is Raised

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August 14, 2015 

For the first time in 54 years the American flag will fly in front of the American embassy in Havana. The embassy itself wasn’t there until last month. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Havana to mark the historic moment in the continuing thaw in relations between the United States and the communist country…..

Cuba And The U.S. Officially Reestablish Diplomatic Ties

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July 20, 2015 

In a historic and controversial move, today Cuba and the U.S. officially have reestablished diplomatic relations. The Cuban flag rose for the first time in 54 years in front of the Cuban embassy in Washington D.C. The American embassy in Havana will also be upgraded to an embassy today. There was little fanfare and hoopla….

The Adventures Of A White Latino In Africa

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July 14, 2015 

I just got back from an eye-opening trip to Tanzania in East Africa. My wife and I went on vacation and while I expected to learn about lions and elephants, I didn’t know that I would also learn about the similarities between their cultures and my own Cuban heritage and the way we are perceived….

Paula Deen Tweets Brown Face “I Love Lucy” Picture

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July 08, 2015 

TV chef and queen of the fryalator Paula Deen is once again under fire for racism after she tweeted a picture of her son Bobby in brown face. The picture came from a 2011 episode in which she and Bobby dressed up like Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from I Love Lucy. Bobby is clearly….

U.S. And Cuba To Open Embassies This Month

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July 01, 2015 

Six months after announcing an intention to ease relations between the embattled nations, President Obama and Raul Castro have announced that they will reestablish full diplomatic relations July 20th. An embassy will open in both Havana and Washington D.C. for the first time since 1960. It was then that president Kennedy cut off ties with….

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