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Given that shift in the relationship, the policy that we had in place with wet foot, dry foot, which treated Cuban immigrants completely different from folks from El Salvador or Guatemala or Nicaragua or any other part of the world, one that made a distinction between whether you got here by land or by foot. You know, that was a carryover of a old way of thinking that didn't make sense in this day and age, particularly as we're opening up travel between the two countries. And so, you know, we had very length think consultations with the Department of Homeland Security, we had some tough negotiations with the Cuban government, but arrived at a policy which we both think is both fair and appropriate to the changing nature of the relationship between the two countries. Nadia (inaudible). QUESTION: Thank you, sir. I appreciate the opportunity and I want to wish you and your family the best of luck in the future.
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This week we meet the man who knew the secrets of the CIA’s Dark Alliance. From the jungles of Nicaragua to the mean streets of south-central LA, Gary Webb’s groundbreaking journalism uncovered a scandal so huge that the story could not be allowed to continue. Help us honour the memory of this intrepid reporter by exploring the suspicious death and passing on the life’s work of Gary Webb.
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The recent Media kerfuffle between Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis and President Elect Trump should not distract us from "the fierce urgency of now". Both men exhibit a certain amount of naiveté or sheer ignorance about the reality of past contests between the United States and Russia's predecessor, the Soviet Union. The United States government through our CIA and other foreign intelligence entities routinely injected cash and other forms of economic benefit to a candidate or party in countries we thought was in our best interest. These included, but were not necessarily limited to elections or the selection of a political leader we favored in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Iran, Lebanon, Angola, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Zaire (Republic of The Congo), Chile, Nicaragua, Syria, just to mention a few.
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In 2014, Costa Rica had filed a similar case against Nicaragua over alleged violation of its territory.
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Many of those fleeing feared exactly what came to pass Thursday: that the rapprochement would see the door close on Cuban migrants being given automatic US entry and residency. The wave of Cubans, along with a decision by Nicaragua to close its border to them, created a backlog in Panama and Costa Rica that prompted both countries last year to try to shut out arriving Cubans. Waiting for Trump But while numbers have dropped, the flow hasn't ceased. Many Cubans coming up from South America now pass through the Darien Gap – an inhospitable, swampy, snake-infested stretch of jungle dividing Panama from Colombia. "We are thousands of Cubans who have crossed through the middle of the jungle, rivers and dangers," said Yanisel Wilson, a 20-year-old who crossed through the Darien gap two days earlier. Getting to even that point has meant running a gauntlet of thieving police officers, gangs and money-sucking people-smugglers along the way.
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The Liaoning has been carrying out its first exercise in the Pacific and already passed south of Taiwan last month. It entered the southwest of Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) at 7am Wednesday local time, the defence ministry said, along with escort vessels. By midday it was moving north along the mainland's coast, the ministry said. "There is currently no navy or air force activity out of the ordinary," it added. Tsai visited the US at the weekend on a transit to Central America, despite protests from Beijing. She stopped in Houston on Saturday and met with Republican Senator Ted Cruz during her stay, which was slammed by Beijing as an attempt to "undermine China-US relations." Tsai is this week visiting Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador – among the dwindling number of states that have formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan instead of with Beijing.
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Daniel Ortega has been sworn in as president of Nicaragua for the third consecutive time after his party won 71 of the 92 seats in the parliament. His critics have called the result a farce after one opposition party was banned from participating in the vote. Ortega has been in power for the past 20 years and with his wife joining him as vice president, there is concern his rule could become more authoritarian. Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from the capital, Managua. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Daniel Ortega has been sworn in for another term as Nicaragua's president while his wife, Rosario Murillo, is the new vice president, giving a married couple the reins of power for the first time in the country's history
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And Portugal's friendly locals help make life here extremely pleasant. 8. Nicaragua Matagalpa, Nicaragua Nicaragua has changed greatly over the last decade. And all for the better. Pock-marked roads have turned into smooth highways. Renewable energy windmills dot the southern countryside. San Juan del Sur has blossomed into a foodie town, as well as a surf town, and a great place to retire. Matagalpa is now on the map too, and its coffee sells in cafés around the world. Everywhere you look, there is progress, and the expat lifestyle gets easier and easier every year. It doesn't take long to get your resident's card, and it's easy for expats to open businesses. Many find that when they open a business they make a U.S. profit, but in a country where their costs are a fraction of what they are back home, allowing for a superior lifestyle. And that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the amenities and conveniences you had back home either.
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