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The Post-Fidel Moment

As Fidel fades into history, Cuba again appears on the verge of change. New leadership in Havana may create the conditions for a long-awaited warming in U.S.-Cuba relations.
Activist Bryan Farrell expected be put in jail for standing up for the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo. What he didn't expect was 30 hours of imprisonment, the realization that this was nothing compared to those in Guantanamo, and the sense of solidarity with the 82 other activists who decided to stand up for human rights.
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.

Why Bolivia Matters

Evo Morales and his supporters have a plan to reform Bolivia, explains Laura Carlsen, and they'll stare down vested interests, international bankers, and even Washington if necessary.
The charismatic populist's positions on many domestic policy issues may warrant progressives' support, but his foreign policy record is decidedly mixed.
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