Raul Castro: I Wasn't Elected to Restore Capitalism in Cuba

'I wasn’t elected as President to restore capitalism in Cuba or to surrender the Revolution. I was elected to defend, maintain and continue perfecting socialism, not to destroy it,' affirmed Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday.

Healthcare: If Blue Dogs Run Free

A public plan could more easily control overall savings and level of quality. It is true that in some rural areas – not an accident that all of the blue-dogs are from rural states – coops function well and certainly at no worse cost than the Canadian National Health Service does in its remote rural areas.

Four Years Post-Katrina, Levee Protection Still Elusive, Part 2

Today, the population of New Orleans is still about 175,000 people fewer than it was before Hurricane Katrina hit four years ago next month. Along with concerns about jobs and housing costs, the city's vulnerability to flooding has weighed heavily on the minds of many evacuees, many of whom have not returned.


Benicio del Toro Receives Award from Cuban Artists and Writers

Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro received on Thursday the Tomas Gutierrez Alea Award, granted by the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC). The award, consisting of a work by painter Agustin Bejarano, was given to del Toro by UNEAC president Miguel Barnet, in a ceremony held at the Martinez Villena Hall in this institution.


What Hoosiers Know About Healthcare

Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) is one of those so-called “blue dog” Democrats who remain ambivalent about parts of the Obama political agenda, particularly the Employee Free Choice Act (despite his long-time popularity with Indiana trade unionists) and health care reform.

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