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Saundra Amrhein
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In Havana the day Fidel died
My husband, Cesar, and I recently returned home to Florida after 10 days in Cuba. Halfway through our trip, we awoke with much of  the rest of the country to the news that Fidel Castro had died late A banner depicting Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra is u...

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Immigrant advocates: Injunction won't stop us
In the wake of a federal injunction temporarily halting
President Obama’s recent immigration executive actions on deportation relief
for millions of immigrants, advocates say their big concern is not the legal
battle ahead but the confusion and inaction tha...

Obama’s $1 billion budget proposal for Central America
Obama’s $1 billion budget proposal for Central America This month, the Obama administration announced it was including in its budget proposal $1 billion in aid for Central America in the wake of the migration of tens of thousands of Central American childre...http://www.immigrationnewsblog.com/2015/02/obamas-1-billion-budget-proposal-for.html

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Thawing frozen ideas of Cuba
In the past month, there has been a flurry of news features and articles about   Cuba   ever since   President Obama   announced that his administration was working to restore ties with the island nation following five decades of hostilities between the two...

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#YoSoyMoises – Where is the outcry over the slaughter of Mexican journalists?
#YoSoyMoises – Where is the outcry over the slaughter of Mexican journalists?   In the last several weeks, since the mass killings of staff members of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo by Islamic extremists in Paris, millions of people have marched in Fr...

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How immigration detention became big business locking up border crossers and asylum seekers
How immigration detention became big business locking up border crossers and asylum seekers This week, three news outlets – Fusion, the New York Times Magazine, and the Texas Observer – each separately published investigations and in-depth pieces looking in...

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House Hunters Havana?
House Hunters Havana? When President Obama made his announcement in December about relaxing certain travel and trade restrictions with Cuba, my thoughts went almost immediately to Home Depot and Lowes.   That’s because one of the biggest crises facing Cuban...
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