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Members of a Cuban opposition group known as the “Ladies in White” were hauled away by Cuban police on Wednesday after they staged a peaceful protest march to oppose the 2003 arrest of their husbands and sons.

border violenceThe escalating violence along the Mexico-U.S. border has reached new levels of ferocity, as rival Mexican drug cartels battle each other and, simultaneously, wage war against Mexico’s federal, state, and local governments.

Goodness HaitiIt should never be said that Americans are stingy, especially when natural disaster strikes. Hurricanes and storms throughout the United States in the past several years, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, have inspired Americans to give not only millions of dollars but also thousands of hours of time for rebuilding and humanitarian efforts. Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, tornados, and hurricanes in other parts of the world have received no less assistance from generous Americans.

The Obama administration has continued the expansion of unconstitutional U.S.-government support for the military-led “War on Drugs” in Mexico under the Merida Initiative. He has provided more resources and personnel than even former President George W. Bush, despite the program’s questionable use of resources and widespread reports of human-rights abuses.

Haiti has long been one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Even though it was the first Latin American nation to gain independence — through a slave rebellion — Haitian history has been marked by invasions and occupations to bring down one corrupt regime after another.

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