It is a symbolic coincidence that the Rays will visit Cuba at the same time Obama will. Back in 1960 baseball was the last open line of communication between Havana and Washington, and it seems that as the two former foes come together, baseball may again be a centerpiece for this new relationship.
Professor of Latin American History, University of Leeds
Manuel Barcia is Professor of Latin American History at the University of Leeds. He is also an Honorary Fellow at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. He edits Atlantic Studies (Routledge) and is the author of three books and several articles focusing on the history of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Has the New Left failed? Honestly, it would be difficult to find sound arguments to demonstrate that it has.
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As for the EU, there's little else to say. They have gone from promising the earth and the heavens to their citizens, to becoming the executioners of the IMF and their own bankers. Pity they cannot see that by carrying out like this, they are not just destroying Greece but also the very foundations of their precious and profitable political and economic unity. For them, too, the hour of reckoning is nigh.
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Just after the results of the Brazilian presidential elections were made public a few days ago, giving current President Dilma Rouseff of the leftist Workers Party a small margin of victory over her opponent Aécio Neves, the British weekly magazine <em>The Economist</em> did what it always does, and came up with one of their worst ever statements.
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What I cannot understand is why this same-sex marriage issue arouses conservative religious leaders and people who share their Palaeolithic ideas so much.
20/11/2012 10:24 GMT
And so, the anti-gay rants emanating from the Catholic quarters begin again. In his wisdom the new Bishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia has decided to suggest that the premature death of gay Labour MP David Cairns could be related to his sexual orientation.
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This bill is not about the Catholic Church or about the Catholic faithful, but about a human right for a considerable number of fellow human beings that has been neglected for far too long.
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Some weeks ago a group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee demanded from state lawmakers that any references that could tarnish the image of the founding fathers were removed from school textbooks.
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The General Assembly of the UN has provided Africans from Africa and from the Diaspora with a stage to make their voices heard; now the opportunity needs to be taken.
06/02/2012 14:25 GMT
Over the past months we have seen the main candidates to the GOP nomination in the United States racing towards the ultimate price, the chance of challenging Barack Obama in the presidential elections to be held later on in November this year.
18/01/2012 11:41 GMT
Barely a few weeks ago heads of state of all 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries converged in the city of Caracas to launch a new initiative for regional integration, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, better known by its Spanish acronym CELAC (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños).
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