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David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the humdrum conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election Meanwhile, the Bolivians in it are as invisible as most of the slaves in "Gone With the Wind"David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the internecine conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election".

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Wednesday's announcement by President Obama has been hailed as the most significant step so far in ending half a century of discord between the two countries.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been busy courting countries from Latin America to Eastern Europe to the Middle East to the Far East to assemble a political and economic bulwark against American imperialism. (more)

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A week shy of his 84th birthday, Fidel Castro took to the podium Saturday to address the Cuban parliament on the threat of nuclear war, his first such address in more than four years.

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Fidel was a no-show and brother Raul kept quiet during Cuba's annual Revolution Day festivities, leading journalists, analysts and amateur handicappers to puzzle over the larger implications. The Guardian reports "bafflement among the 90,000-strong crowd" that turned out to hear speeches.

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In a meeting that could signify shifting tides between the U.S. and Cuba, Cuba's foreign minister has met with Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at a U.N. forum on Haiti relief, the first public meeting of such high-level officials in years.

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On Wednesday, President Obama issued a statement criticizing recent human rights violations in Cuba, "including the tragic death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the repression visited upon Las Damas de Blanco," among other incidents, which he deemed "deeply disturbing." Over to you, Cuban government.

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