Cuba in Waiting: Capitalism Hasn't Arrived, And Frustration Is Rising

Cuba in Waiting: Capitalism Hasn't Arrived, And Frustration Is Rising

New America Media, News Feature, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Feb 05, 2016

After the US and Cuba resumed full diplomatic relations, the expectation that ties would encourage changes in Cuba has not been met.


No sign of Hanoi Spring as Vietnam Feels The Chill


Vietnam Right Now, News Analysis, Doan Trang, Posted: Feb 01, 2016

The ruthless takedown of Vietnam’s most prominent and dynamic politician provided some rare political drama in recent days.


Fear, Superstition and Propaganda as Party Congress Meets in Hanoi


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jan 24, 2016

Vietnam 12th Party Congress had a shaky start with the death of its revere turtle in Hanoi and China's renewed interest in Vietnam's waters.


North Korean Conundrum: No End In Sight


New America Media, News Analysis, George Koo, Posted: Jan 20, 2016

North Korea celebrated the New Year with a bang. How big a bang has become a matter of dispute. Pyongyang insisted that they have detonated their first hydrogen bomb

China Sends Rig Back Into Disputed Waters With Vietnam


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jan 19, 2016

Vietnam has accused China of dragging a giant oil drill rig back into disputed waters off its coast – a move that threatens to reignite tensions at a time of acute political sensitivity in Hanoi.


Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Sidelined at Party Congress


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jan 15, 2016

State media have reported that the Central Committee of the Communist Party has reached “an overwhelming consensus” on the country’s new leadership.


Philippines Offers 8 Bases to US, Including Clark, Basa, and Lumbia, News Report, Posted: Jan 13, 2016

Top diplomats and defense officials of the United States and the Philippines met on Tuesday to discuss arrangements for expanded US military presence in eight facilities in the Philippines

Dems Stand Against Raids


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Jan 12, 2016

146 Democrats in the House signed a letter to President Obama denouncing the raids targeting refugees from Central America.

Mexicans Go After Sean Penn’s Chapo Interview With #NoSeanPenndejos Hashtag


Fusion, News Report, Posted: Jan 11, 2016

Mexicans came up with the hashtag #NoSeanPenndejos, a play on words on the actor’s name.

Fiction, Fantasy and Reality Blur in Mexico's Narcodrama


Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Posted: Jan 11, 2016

A strong current of skepticism runs through public opinion in Mexico concerning the official story of El Chapo's recapture.

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