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A woman wears a mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba,

How Cuba is Leading the World in the Fight Against Coronavirus

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

As Cuba sends doctors around the world to fight coronavirus, a Cuban antiviral drug is helping stem the tide of the outbreak. By Alan Macleod, MPN News — While the United States government is complicating efforts to treat coronavirus across the world and is using the pandemic to increase pressure on countries already struggling under U.S. sanctions, including Iran, Syria, and Venezuela, the small island of Cuba, itself a target of Washington’s ire, is leading the…

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CARICOM says ‘it is clear there are forces that do not want to see the votes recounted’

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-warns that any gov’t sworn in without a credible vote count would lack legitimacy. Reported by Stabroek News — CARICOM today expressed regret at the forced withdrawal of a mission to recount votes at the March 2nd general elections and it said that it is clear that there are forces here who do not want the votes recounted for whatever reason. A statement issued by CARICOM follows: The Caribbean Community…

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Rory Gamble

Rory Gamble Named First African American President of the UAW

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. Representing nearly 1 million current and retired members of all ethnicities and backgrounds in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the UAW has never had an African American president. Until…

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Senators Booker and Harris Lead Roundtable Discussion on Issues Concerning African Americans

Senators Booker and Harris Lead Roundtable Discussion on Issues Concerning African Americans

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — When asked what challenges she and fellow Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) faced as Black candidates during their 2019 run for president, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) urged everyone in the room to close their eyes. “Then, imagine the boy next door and think of a four-letter word phrase that would define mine and Cory’s campaign,” Harris said. “You don’t have it. It doesn’t exist. So, we…

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The MSC Meraviglia docked off Cozumel, Mexico, last month after Jamaica and the Cayman Islands barred it from entering over concerns of a crew member with flu-like symptoms.

Far from the coronavirus epicenter, Caribbean tourism starts to get sick

By News & Current Affairs

Cruise passenger numbers are down and hotel guest numbers have begun to dip. The islands are bracing for worse. By Kate Chappell, Anthony Faiola and Jasper Ward, Washington Post Ocho Rios, Jamaica — A Bob Marley tune played as the scent of jerk chicken wafted through a half-empty market in this normally bustling port town. A few dozen tourists milled about — far fewer than normal but more than last week,…

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Fox hosts Varney and Bartiromo look to Joe Biden to calm the stock market

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By Justin Baragona, The Daily Beast — With the stock market experiencing record-setting drops on Monday morning that prompted trading to briefly halt, pro-Trump Fox Business Network hosts Stuart Varney and Maria Bartiromo turned their eyes to… uh… Joe Biden to boost the stocks. During Monday morning’s broadcast of Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co., the eponymous host wondered aloud whether the markets—plunging due to fear and uncertainty surrounding a coronavirus outbreak—could “see a bounce” in the…

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Bernie Sanders

Another bad night for Sanders leaves his campaign with limited options

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By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout — The March 10 primaries were not a complete wipeout for Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign. He secured a win in North Dakota and clings to a slim lead in Washington State. For the Vermont senator, the good news ends there. Joe Biden won four of the six states in play on Tuesday with Washington State still outstanding, along with the lion’s share of delegates. The anticipated aria from the Democratic establishment and the “news” media…

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Democratic Voters Think Biden Is The Most Likely Nominee. Here’s How They Feel About It.

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A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds a sharp generational divide within the party. By Ariel Edwards-Levy — Most Democratic voters see former Vice President Joe Biden as their most likely nominee, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, a scenario that roughly half are now enthusiastic about, and about a fifth find upsetting. A 77% majority of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters now say Biden is the most likely to win the primary ― a stark change from a poll…

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Joe Biden Wins Endorsement Of Machinists Union After Rare Rank-And-File Vote

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It’s unusual for a union to endorse a candidate through such a democratic process. By Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is giving former Vice President Joe Biden the union’s presidential endorsement after holding a national vote by the union’s members. Biden won 36% of the vote versus 26% for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Donald Trump took 34% of ballots cast. Members were…

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