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The Cable

Jose Canseco — Yes, That Jose Canseco — Has Very Strong Feelings About the Brexit

The steroid-loving baseball player thinks the United Kingdom's economy will suffer from the Brexit.

The Cable

Flights From U.S. to Cuba Set to Resume But Tourism Is Still Prohibited

U.S. authorizes flights to Cuba, but don't plan on planning a vacation there yet.

The Cable

Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor-Turned-Critic Settles Free Speech Case for $100,000

The former Gitmo prosecutor wrote op-eds critical of the prison, and was then fired from the Library of Congress.

Shadow Government

Unwinding Taiwan’s Cold War Legacy

While President Obama visited Cuba last week to restore relations with the Castro-run island and put an “end the legacy of the Cold War” in Latin America, democratic Taiwan is still strangled by Cold War legacies.


Hotels and Wi-Fi in Cuba Now, Human Rights, Eventually

President Obama may have scored major diplomatic and commercial wins in Cuba, but unresolved tensions over human rights could set a chill over warming ties between Washington and Havana.

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