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The New Russia-Cuba Friendship

The New Russia-Cuba Friendship

By Daniel Nardini When the former Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba was pretty much set adrift. No more economic aid came from the Soviet Union, and a newly emergent Russia gave… Read more »

The Growing Venezuelan Exodus

The Growing Venezuelan Exodus

By Daniel Nardini It has been relegated to small articles on the back page of most American newspapers if at all. The refugee crisis in Venezuela has been growing worse… Read more »

Making Good of a Bad Situation

Making Good of a Bad Situation

By Daniel Nardini I was at a city hall meeting a few weeks ago where the issue before the city council was allowing cannabis (marijuana) dispensaries for medical and recreational… Read more »

The Avocado War

The Avocado War

By Daniel Nardini The good news is that a growing number of farmers are beginning to see the blessings of growing avocados instead of marijuana. Many poor farmers had to… Read more »

Kiribati

Kiribati

By Daniel Nardini While the rest of the news media is thoroughly occupied with whether U.S. President Donald Trump should be impeached or not, another serious situation is taking place… Read more »

Remember Xi Jinping Thought, Or Else!

Remember Xi Jinping Thought, Or Else!

By Daniel Nardini Chinese journalists, as if they are not already under strict control in a country and under a system that thoroughly controls everyday life, must now endure another… Read more »

The Solomon Islands Crisis

The Solomon Islands Crisis

By Daniel Nardini Before I say anything else, I should explain where the Solomon Islands are. They are in the southwest Pacific Ocean close to Papua New Guinea and Australia…. Read more »

The Lazaro Cardenas Revolution, Part II

The Lazaro Cardenas Revolution, Part II

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL ISSUE By Daniel Nardini One other important thing Cardenas did to stabilize the country was to make sure that all commanding officers swore an oath to… Read more »

The Lazaro Cardenas Revolution, Part I

The Lazaro Cardenas Revolution, Part I

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL ISSUE By Daniel Nardini When Mexico became an independent country in 1821, one of two things that had eluded the country for a long time was… Read more »

Did Frida Kahlo Know About Communist Crimes?

Did Frida Kahlo Know About Communist Crimes?

By Daniel Nardini It has become a major political firestorm in Mexico. U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau made a controversial comment rhetorically asking whether renowned Mexican artist and feminist… Read more »