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US: Cuba's political prisoners are "affront" to democracy

Oct. 15, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says Cuba is jailing 130 political prisoners in a "blatant affront" to fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the U.S. lacks the moral authority to teach other countries such lessons given what she calls the...

Cuban constitutional reform spawns unusual public debate

Oct. 11, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — In a country with no opinion polls, campaigns or independent mass media, a series of meetings on reforming Cuba's constitution has spawned a highly unusual debate on the island's political system and values. At a half-dozen public forums attended by Associated Press journalists this month,...

Laughter at Trump among a long line of shocking UN moments

Sep. 25, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

The laughter was sudden, loud and unexpected. It came at the expense of the U.S. president as he addressed global leaders at the United Nations, and it was witnessed by an audience of tens of millions viewing immediate clips online of an awkward moment for Donald Trump. The laughter followed Trump's boasts that...