Meet Rafael Cruz: Ted Cruz's secret evangelical weapon

Meet Rafael Cruz: Ted Cruz's secret evangelical weapon
A Cuban immigrant turned traveling minister, the elder Cruz has been a central figure in his son's rise on the national political scene. His personal story of religious rebirth and pursuit of the American dream has been the emotional and inspirational …
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Pope Calls for 'Tenderness' Revolution in Cuba
He spoke of the Church's vital role in bringing freedom to the country and the importance of the Blessed Virgin's intercession to help Cuba “travel the paths of justice, peace, liberty and reconciliation. …. Latin-American expert Jimmy Burns, author …
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Would the real pontiff please stand up ?
The huge crowds that turned out to greet him during his recent visit to Cuba and the US were further testimony to this. It was at the end of this visit, at the closing … Whether the pope himself will travel to Ireland for this event — held every …
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The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa

http://www.democracynow.org – As the world focuses on Tuesday’s historic handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro, we look back at the pivotal role Cuba played in ending apartheid and why Castro was one of only five world leaders invited to speak at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. In the words of Mandela, the Cuban “destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor … [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa.” Historian Piero Gleijeses argues that it was Cuba’s victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. We speak to Gleijeses about his new book, “Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991,” and play archival footage of Mandela meeting Fidel Castro in Cuba.

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Cuba’s Varadero Beach A Travel Secret | NBC Nightly News

Varadero Beach is Cuba’s number one travel destination for foreign tourists from Canada and Europe. Americans might finally have a chance to visit this treasured beach destination.
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