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Leid Stories – Obama Gets Schooled on U.S.-Cuba History; Hillary’s Supreme Deception About U.S. Supreme Court – 03.29.16

President Barack Obama’s historical and diplomatic slip ups on his recent trip to Cuba, duly noted and discussed on Leid Stories, are the subject of an essay by retired President Fidel Castro. Published yesterday in Granma, Castro schooled “Brother Obama” on a particular U.S.-Cuba history the Harvard grad should know.

Hillary Clinton is warning voters about a pending disaster—a Donald Trump appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Leid Stories unmasks Clinton’s supreme deception.

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Harvey Wasserman – America’s Astounding Human Rights Hypocrisy in Cuba

Our American president’s long-overdue visit to Cuba has been a great thing for many reasons.

But maybe our elected officials should cease their hypocritical yapping about the human rights situation in Cuba until they come clean about what’s happening here in the United States.

To be sure, there is much to say about how this authoritarian regime has handled dissent. The details abound in the corporate media.

But the idea of the United States lecturing Cuba or any other country on this planet about human rights comes down somewhere between embarrassing and nauseating. Consider:

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Leid Stories – Obama’s Hemispheric Fix-It Tour – 03.24.16

And now, Argentina. President Obama yesterday added Argentina to his foreign-policy foray into the region, having first spending three days in Cuba to seal his commitment to normalize relations with the Communist state after 57 years of hostilities that reached the brink of war.

Listeners continue with their assessment of the significance of Obama’s Cuba visit and direct appeal to its government and people and, with Argentina added to his itinerary, what they make of the president’s hemispheric foreign-policy-fix-it tour.

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Leid Stories – Obama in Cuba: Audacity and Hope – 03.22.16

President Barack Obama today caps his historic three-day visit to Cuba with a speech delineating his version of a working relationship with the Communist state, now that the United States has agreed to cease hostilities initiated in 1959.

Dr. Gerald Horne, John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and frequent analyst of world affairs on Leid Stories, discusses Obama’s visit and its implications.

Horne, who also teaches diplomatic history, is the author of more than 30 books (including Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow) and more than 100 scholarly papers that focus on struggles against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism.

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Leid Stories – Cuba and Israel: The Media and Their Messages – 03.21.16

President Barack Obama yesterday began a historic, three-day visit to Cuba—the first by a U.S. president in 88 years, and the result of Obama’s diplomatic effort, which he began in December 2014, to normalize relations with Cuba since U.S.-imposed isolationist hostilities in 1959.

Also yesterday, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, considered the most powerful and influential lobbying group for Israel, began its three-day 2016 policy conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. All presidential candidates, with the exception of Bernie Sanders, are slated to address the group.

Both events, fraught with implications for U.S. foreign policy, are receiving intense media attention, practically equating the weight and importance of both events. The tone of coverage, however, differs markedly. Leid Stories explains why.