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EN VIVO: La delegación del régimen sabotea foro en la Cumbre de Lima

Pro-Castro Mob Heckles, Shuts Down Americas Summit Event

Dozens of Cuban government agents forced the shutdown of a forum on civil society in the hemisphere at the Summit of the Americas Thursday by shouting over all the speakers until organizers postponed the meeting. The incident is an example of what pro-democracy activists call a “climate of violence” that the regime has brought to the event.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey Challenges Russia: Whether We Leave Syria ‘Is Up to Us’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuted remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the world expects Turkey to hand northern Afrin, Syria, to the Assad regime as soon as possible, replying Tuesday that the affairs of the Turkish military are “up to us, not to Mr. Lavrov.”

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's Foreign Minister, attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a three-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on November 30, 2017 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq Demands Cuba Pay Its Saddam-Era Debt

The government of Iraq confronted Cuban non-resident ambassador to Baghdad, Alexis Bandrich Vega, this week about the island nation’s significant debt to the country, urging Havana to cooperate with finding a way for Iraq to regain its funds.