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Alone on Thanksgiving

Mother Teresa said, “The most terrible poverty is loneliness.” Mother Teresa is an anti-choice criminal who let women and children suffer in poverty under her care instead of fighting for access to health care and contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies and HIV/AIDS. But most everyone agrees that nobody should be alone during the holiday season.…

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Human Resources in Cuba

In Cuba, it is your right and your duty to work. There is a labor code that protects workers from social injustice and abuse; however, there are 11 million citizens and only four million workers. That means four million people hustle and seven million people ride the flow. Workers in Cuba have mixed opportunities. Cuban…

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Americans Traveling to Cuba

It is still illegal for Americans to vacation in Cuba. Americans traveling to Cuba must be part of a pre-approved delegation. There are twelve categories of delegations that cover everything from research, athletic events, performing in a concert, working on a humanitarian project, or taking part in educational activities. (Lots of information on the internet on…

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