Documents Shed New Light on Jeb Bush’s Role in Freeing a Cuban Terrorist

Michael Isikoff (Chief Investigative Correspondent), on December 16, 2015

This story is part of a weeklong Yahoo series marking one year since the opening of relations between the United States and Cuba.

Orlando Bosch in custody after his arraignment in Hartford, Conn., in 1965, and Jeb Bush in 1988. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Bettmann/Corbis,

Orlando Bosch in custody after his arraignment in Hartford, Conn., in 1965, and Jeb Bush in 1988. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Bettmann/Corbis, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

An international terrorist enters the United States illegally, with no visa. FBI agents alert their superiors; the suspect is linked to more than 40 bombings — including blowing up a civilian airliner. He makes it clear he has no intention of renouncing violence to achieve his goals. (more…)

The Lost Women

By Michael Parenti on December 25, 2015

ParentiFor many poor women, welfare and family assistance was their primary means of escaping abusive mates. Such programs provided support for them and their children. Cutbacks in welfare have now caused a dramatic drop in the number who dare attempt to flee hurtful relationships. (more…)

The Ku Klux Klan: America’s Long History of Tolerating White Terrorist Organizations

By Garikai Chengu on December 28, 2015

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of America’s deadliest terrorist organization: the Klu Klux Klan.

kkkSince September 11, extremists associated with various far-right wing ideologies, including the KKK and Jewish extremists, have killed far more people in the United States than extremists motivated by radical Islam. (more…)

“A Very Close Friend has Died”

By Dario de Urra Torriente, former Cuban Ambassador to Lebanon on December 21, 2015

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Samir el Kantar. Foto: Euronews.

Every day we wake up with our hearts in distress by the unfortunate events that hit the planet on a daily basis. Every morning there is news that announces a new violation of sovereignty to a country, a new injustice, aggression and a new murder. (more…)

The “Natural” Presence of U.S. Armed Forces in Latin America

By Silvina M. Romano on December 24, 2015

Latin America 1The discourse on freedom, democracy, diplomatic contacts and friendly relations with Latin America, so characteristic of the Obama administration in their eagerness to reinforce the “soft power” of his foreign policy, finds its real limits in the need for “order” and “stability” (watchwords that were familiar during the implementation of the National Security Doctrine in Latin America). (more…)

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