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Source: DW

Cuba gets its first Twitter president


A simple tweet has turned into a historical political issue for Cuba: Diaz-Canel is the island's first president to actively use Twitter as a personal tool for government propaganda.

The maintenance of government-loyal hashtags such as "We are Cuba" (#SomosCuba), "We are continuity" (#SomosContinuidad) and "I follow my president" (#YoSigoAMiPresidente), as well as Diaz-Canel's self-description on Twitter leave no doubt that the government will continue its digital strategy.

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Source: Fox News

Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke try to rally Latino voters in Texas Senate race

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

The El Paso congressman, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, is Irish-American but is trying to mobilize Latino voters in a Republican-leaning state with a large Hispanic population.

His legal name is Robert Francis O’Rourke, but he goes by Beto, his nickname from his childhood growing up in El Paso, Texas – a border town that is one of the most Hispanic cities in America. A fluent Spanish-language speaker, he occasionally sprinkles the language in his speeches and talks about inclusion and representing everyone.

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Source: Fox News

Cuban diplomats hijack US event on political prisoners, causing chaos at UN

Wednesday 06:07 GMT

Currie did not stop her speech, instead speaking louder while hailing the bravery of Cuban political prisoners and noting the Trump administration is “holding the Cuban government responsible for human rights violations.”

The plight of Cuba’s political prisoners,” featured former political prisoners and human rights activists and took place in the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council chamber (ECOSOC).

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Source: Fox News

Protesters greet Pelosi with expletives during Florida campaign stop

Saturday 15:25 GMT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was confronted by a mob during a campaign stop in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday, with protesters cursing at her and calling her a communist.

The video of the confrontation was uploaded on YouTube and titled “Nancy Pelosi was heckled at a Miami Restaurant by Trump Supporting Cuban Americans,” but it actually occurred outside the campaign stop for Shalala, The Washington Post reported.

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Source: Fox News

Haley demands UN punish Cuba, Bolivia after ‘mob scene’ at US event for Cuban political prisoners

Today 12:39 GMT

In a letter to Secretary General Antonio Guterres, sent Friday and obtained by Fox News, Haley said the behavior by the Cuban and Bolivian diplomats was “outrageous” and called for action from Guterres. “Due to the outrageous behavior of the Cuban and Bolivian U.N. delegations, this diplomatic event became a mob scene, and resulted in significant damage to U.N. property,” the letter says.

“This lack of standards continues to undermine the organization and demonstrates again why the United States was right to withdraw from it earlier this year,” she said.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte