communism

Fidel Castro: Farewell Comandante

The man who defied America, defeated by death BY Leila Hatoum At the age of 90, the man who defied 11 U.S. presidents, reportedly overcame over 600 assassination attempts by U.S. intelligence agencies, and brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war, finally succumbed to his death on November 25. With 49 years

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Millennials Lead Private Media Opening in Communist-Run Cuba

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, Sept 16 – A handful of independent, web-based news outlets in Cuba are chipping away at the Communist-run island’s half-century state media monopoly, challenging the official version of reality. While low levels of internet access across the Caribbean island limits the outlets’ domestic reach and they are not fully free to

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China’s Muslims: The Dragon and the Crescent

Muslims in China are free to practice their faith — as long as it’s on the government’s terms BY Arfa Shahid & Leila Hatoum  In a country where over 21 million citizens constituting up to 1.5 percent of the population practice the Islamic faith, one wonders why the world hears so little about China’s Muslims, unless there are

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Meets Propaganda Czar in China Charm Drive

By Matthew Miller and Paul Carsten BEIJING, March 20 – Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met China’s propaganda tsar Liu Yunshan in Beijing on Saturday as part of a charm offensive in one of the few markets where the social network cannot be accessed. The rare meeting, reported by China’s state news agency Xinhua,

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