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US Cuba Policy

There was a time, not too long ago, when any mainstream politician running for statewide or national office in Florida had to rattle off fiery rhetoric against the Cuban government and declare unquestioning faith that the embargo on the island would one day force the Castros from power.

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Brazil makes it hard to back key U.N. reforms

Latin American leaders speaking at the opening session of the United Nations’ General Assembly renewed their calls for a reform of the U.N. Security Council to give wider representation to emerging powers. But they are not likely to succeed, and it’s partly their own fault.

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US political pendulum swings to the right

What our political pendulum tells us is that we the people are neither hard right nor hard left, if every now and then an exemplar of either wins favor long enough to remind us of this fact. What we are is a nation of sensible sorts, most of whom come home each day to rest where the pendulum do. May the victors, both Democrat and Republican, remember this fact and keep it close to their conscience.

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Giant crocodile fossil discovered in northern Colombia

Scientists in northern Colombia have discovered the fossilized remains of a nearly 900-pound crocodile that roamed the earth 65 million years ago.

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Americans Don’t Live in Information Cocoons

In this polarized age, have citizens retreated into information cocoons of like-minded media sources? A new Pew Research Center report found that the outlets people name as their main sources of information about news and politics are strongly correlated with their political views.

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Beware a Leftist Landslide in Bolivia

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has gone on record saying he aims to win reelection  with 74 percent of the popular vote. Whether that was a prediction or an order, he didn't say. Yet even Morales's harshest detractors allow that the only doubt about the Oct. 12 election is the size of his landslide.

Read:http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-10-10/beware-a-leftist-landslide-in-bolivia

Animal Whose Numbers Please No One

While hunting the animal here is legal, the culling of Tierra del Fuego’s guanaco herds is setting off a fierce debate over the fragile recovery of a native species and the sway of powerful ranching and logging interests, which contend that rising numbers of guanacos are competing with sheep for pasture and foraging in commercial hardwood
forests.

Read:http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/world/americas/in-chile-a-fight-over-guanaco-hunting.html?ref=americas