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CubanReporter featured image 1024 Facebook Sued in US Federal Court for Alleged Anticompetitive Conduct - SAN FRANCISCO—Four companies sued Facebook Inc in U.S. federal court on Thursday for alleged anticompetitive conduct, saying the social network inappropriately revoked developer access to its platform in order to harm prospective competitors. The plaintiffs sought class-action status and unspecified damages, according to a filing at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. “Facebook faced an existential threat from mobile apps, and while it could have responded by competing on the merits, it instead chose to use its might to intentionally eliminate its competition,” said Yavar Bathaee, a partner at law firm Pierce Bainbridge and co-lead counsel in the case. The filing is an escalation of Facebook’s battles with small app developers that had built companies based on access to its user data. Facebook cut off access for specific apps as far back as 2012, while still allowing access for others. Thousands of pages of damaging internal…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Trump Formally Announces Intent to Nominate Judy Shelton, Christopher Waller to Federal Reserve - President Donald Trump intends to nominate economists Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve Board’s influential Board of Governors, the White House announced Thursday. Trump had on July 2 named both Shelton and Waller on Twitter as potential picks for the two remaining vacant seats on the seven-member Board of Governors but that announcement was not considered formal. Board members vote on the Fed’s interest rate policies and weigh in on financial regulation. Shelton is nominated “for the remainder of a 14-year term expiring January 31, 2024,” and Waller is nominated “for the remainder of a 14-year term expiring January 31, 2030,” the White House said. Both nominees must be approved by the Senate. The Senate has already confirmed four other Trump appointees to the board, including Chairman Jerome Powell. President Donald Trump announces Jerome Powell as the new chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in the Rose Garden of…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Liz Cheney Won’t Run for Senate, Will Seek Reelection to House - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said she wouldn’t try to take the U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in Wyoming in 2020. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), 75, is retiring after his current term, prompting speculation Cheney would run for the seat. But the Republican Conference chairwoman in the House said she thinks she “can have the biggest impact” by remaining in the body. “Nancy Pelosi and the socialist Democrats in the House of Representatives are threatening our freedom and our Wyoming values every day. They must be stopped. Our nation is facing grave security challenges overseas and the House Democrats are working to weaken our president and embolden our enemies. Socialists in congress and among the presidential candidates are threatening our liberty and freedom,” Cheney, 53, said in a statement on Jan. 16. 3/3I believe I can have the biggest impact for the people of Wyoming by remaining in leadership in the…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Helping refugees in Copenhagen - At a mentoring session hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark (AmCham Denmark), Nanna Dyrbye Benting discusses how to structure a story to grab people’s attention. (© AmCham Denmark) Starting over in a new country as a refugee can seem daunting or even impossible, especially when it comes to finding a job or resuming a career. When Tom Crane Mulinda arrived in Denmark from Uganda four years ago, he had no place to stay, no friends and no professional connections. “I did not know where to start from,” he said in a video interview. “So it was really very hard for me.” Through a refugee ambassador program supported by the U.S. Embassy in Denmark, the American Chamber of Commerce and the Association of New Danes, Mulinda started an internship with the nonprofit study abroad program DIS Copenhagen. This internship eventually led to a job with the company, where…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Top US Military General Says NATO Can’t Afford to Become Complacent: Report - U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley, the U.S. military’s top uniformed official, said that nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) could not afford to become complacent about its efforts to maintain peace, according to a Department of Defense report. Milley, who is the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the remarks during a break in his first meeting of the NATO Military Committee—the highest military council in the alliance—in Brussels, Belgium on Jan. 14. The committee meets three times a year and involves the chiefs of defense from all 29 nations of the alliance discussing how to defend against threats to worldwide peace and security. “This alliance is important,” Milley said. “It’s important to Europe, it’s important in the United States, and we should not become complacent about it. And things like defense spending and working together and interoperability and maintaining commitments to each other is important…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Astronaut Completes Spacewalk Without Helmet Camera, Lights - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Spacewalking astronauts had to make do with fewer lights and camera views from one helmet while performing critical battery work outside the International Space Station on Jan.15. It was the second pairing of NASA’s Jessica Meir and Christina Koch outside the orbiting lab. Last October, they teamed up for the world’s first all-female spacewalk. The women were just getting started on battery replacements when Koch’s camera and light unit came loose and they couldn’t get it back on her helmet. Mission Control told them to just take it off, rather than waste any more time, and continue the spacewalk. “Just be careful,” Mission Control urged Koch. “You’re missing that additional protection.” Astronaut Jessica Meir, hand seen at right, holds the helmet of fellow astronaut Christina Koch in place as they work to finish upgrades to the International Space Station’s power grid, on Jan. 15, 2020. (NASA via AP)Koch…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Schiff, Nadler Among Those Chosen to Present House’s Impeachment Case to the Senate - House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) were among those chosen by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to present the House of Representative’s case for impeaching President Donald Trump to the GOP-held Senate. The other managers are Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus; Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee; Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees; Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee; and Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), a member of the House Judiciary Committee. “The emphasis is on litigators,” Pelosi said about the House managers at a press conference in Washington on Jan. 15. “The emphasis is on comfort level in the court room. The emphasis is making the strongest possible case to protest and defend our Constitution, to seek the truth for the…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Satellites protect farms in the U.S. and Panama - USDA Foreign Agricultural Service analyst Andrés Romero shows Panamanian analysts how to collect field data with a mobile application. (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service) Panamanians eat rice at almost every meal. Yet many rice farmers in the Central American nation lack information that predicts severe weather. They could protect their fields from the effects of hurricanes and drought if only they had access to satellite imagery. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service is training Panamanian officials to use satellite imagery to see trends and analyze how disasters will affect rice farms. Satellite data helps “farmers to plant as safely as possible within the rotation,” says Alberto Martinelli, president of Asociación Nacional de Molineros, Panama’s rice miller’s association. “What we’re trying to do is cover the entire country, so all the farmers know what’s going on and have the information to make decisions.” Better forecasting with satellites…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Ghosn’s Flight Rebukes Unjust Criminal Prosecutions - Commentary The successful flight of international automobile executive Carlos Ghosn from the kangaroo court of Japan to his native Lebanon should be seen as a victory for individual liberties. Japan, like Russia and China, has a conviction rate of over 99 per cent of those indicted, and Japanese procedural rules provide no protection at all for defendants. Accused or potentially accused people may be interrogated for at least three weeks with no counsel present to assist them or even witness the proceedings and there are, in practice, no restraints on what prosecutors may do to procure inculpatory evidence, including the outright extortion and subornation of evidence. No such country can be regarded in criminal matters as a jurisdiction governed by the rule of law. I have no standing to try the facts, and this would not be the place for it anyway. The prosecutors have made out an argument that…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Buttigieg Pushes Plan To Make College Fee-Free for Most—But Not the Rich - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg stood by his plan to make some colleges free for most Americans, but not the richest ones. Asked why he’d block out rich people from free college when they can access public libraries and other public services, Buttigieg said during the debate on Tuesday night: “It’s simple. We expect and hope for everyone to get through 12th grade. It’s not the same for college.” “I don’t want cost ever to be a barrier to somebody seeking to attend college, and under my plan, it won’t be. Matter of fact, for the first 80 percent of Americans by income, it is free—at public colleges. But if you’re in that top income bracket, don’t get me wrong, I still wish you well, I hope you succeed when you go to college—I just need you to go ahead and pay that tuition,” he added. “There is a real…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Sanders Doesn’t Support USMCA Because It Doesn’t Address Climate Change - Top Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he doesn’t support the U.S.–Mexico–Canada trade agreement because it doesn’t address climate change. “We could do much better than a Trump–led trade deal. This deal, and I think the proponents of it would acknowledge, will result in the continuation of the loss of hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs as a result of outsourcing,” he said during the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa on Jan. 14. He said that workers lost jobs because they were forced to compete with workers in Mexico, China, and other countries. “Second of all, every major environmental organization has said ‘no’ to this new trade agreement because it does not even have the phrase ‘climate change’ in it,” he said. “And given the fact that climate change is, right now, the greatest threat facing this planet, I will not vote for a trade agreement that does…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Sanders on Warren’s Claim That He Said a Woman Can’t Become President: ‘I Didn’t Say It’ - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) disputed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) claim that he told her last year that a woman couldn’t become president. “As a matter of fact, I didn’t say it,” Sanders said at the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night. “Anybody knows me knows it is incomprehensible that I wouldn’t think that a woman could be president of the United States,” he continued, referencing a video circulating this week showing him decades ago saying a woman should be president. “Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by three million votes. How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the United States?” Sanders wondered, adding that he “deferred” to Warren in 2015 and only ran after she decided not to. He said that he would support any woman who wins the nomination. Warren said that Sanders did tell her that a woman couldn’t…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Using deterrence to make the world safer - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo talks with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University in California on January 13. [State Dept./Ron Przysucha) The U.S. is leading an international campaign to restore deterrence against the Iranian regime and other aggressive nations that seek to expand their global reach. Deterrence “requires credibility; indeed, it depends on it,” U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo told the Hoover Institution, a policy think tank at Stanford University in California January 13. “Your adversary must understand not only do you have the capacity to impose costs but that you are, in fact, willing to do so.” The January 2 U.S. drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force (IRGC-QF), is a recent example of U.S. deterrence. Soleimani exported terrorism worldwide and caused thousands of deaths. He also was behind the December 31 attack on the U.S.…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Expert: Iran, China’s Game To Distract Trump From The Indo-Pacific - After the United States killed Iranian military leader Soleimani, the response from China, another key player in the Middle East, has been quite muted. the Chinese regime called for “dialogue, not escalation.” But an expert says that China’s footprint in the Middle East is not as innocent as its sentiment. China expert and former Defense Department staff Joseph Bosco said that China wants to use Iran to distract President Trump from focusing on his Indo-Pacific strategies and tackling the threat from the Chinese regime. He said that China’s support might be a big factor in Iran’s recent provocations. “The more crisis the United States has to deal with elsewhere in the world, the better it is for China’s strategic interest as they see them,” the former China Country Director of the Office of the Secretary of Defense told NTD. The Chinese regime has close trade and diplomatic ties with Iran.…
US Elections 2020 Author Aristide Cuban Senate Republicans ‘Not Interested’ in Motion to Dismiss Impeachment: Sen. Roy Blunt - Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told reporters on Monday that Senate Republicans are “not interested” in the motion to dismiss the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. From TheEpochTimes.ComCubanReporter.Net - LinCu Information Services “I think our members, generally are not interested in the motion to dismiss. They think both sides need to be heard,” Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, told reporters. “Certainly there aren’t 51 votes for a motion to dismiss,” Blunt added, according to The Hill. The majority-Democrat House of Representatives formally charged Trump on Dec. 18, approving two articles of impeachment (pdf) for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. No House Republicans voted in favor of the articles, and a handful of Democrats broke with their party to vote against one or both articles. The Senate’s trial on the charges has not begun because the House has yet to…
We All Need a Valley Forge - It would be easy to look at those who have succeeded in life and point to their success as the product of a constant succession of kind years. It would be easy to look upon a Charles Willson Peale painting of George Washington and see the general as all-conquering. Or John Trumbull’s “Surrender of Lord Cornwallis” and see the Continental Army as an unstoppable force. From TheEpochTimes.ComCubanReporter.Net - LinCu Information Services Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation; it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. (Public domain) But to view success through such a short-sighted scope would be a disservice not only to those who have triumphed throughout history, but to yourself in your future. Every year brings different perspectives. A good year, an uneventful year, or a year…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 US Targets Maduro-Picked Top Legislator, Six Others in Fresh Venezuelan Sanctions - WASHINGTON—The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan government officials it said led a bid by Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro to wrest control of the country’s congress from U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido. Earlier this month, troops blocked Guaido from entering congress long enough for the Socialist Party to declare allied legislator Luis Parra as head of parliament. Opposition legislators in a separate session on Jan. 5 re-elected Guaido and later returned to the legislative palace to hold a session. Washington blacklisted Parra and six other current or former officials “who, at the bidding of Maduro, attempted to block the democratic process in Venezuela,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, left, who many nations have recognized as the country’s rightful interim ruler, arrives at the National Assembly in Caracas, where he is due to be voted in for a…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Kerry Defends Biden After Sanders Campaign Targets Former VP Over Iraq War Vote - Former Secretary of State John Kerry defended Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden after the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attacked the former vice president over his support for the Iraq War. Sanders, 78, has regularly attacked Biden, 77, over his support as a senator for invading Iraq in 2003. Kerry, who served in the Obama administration with Biden, defended Biden while campaigning in Iowa on Friday. “I think he knows full well, as a lot of other people do, that there was a difference in people who felt they needed to give a president the leverage to be able to get Saddam Hussein back to the table, without having to go to war, and that that vote was unfortunately structured in a way that it was sort of either-or,” Kerry said. The statement prompted David Sirota, a former journalist who is now Sanders’s speechwriter, to attack Biden in a…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 U.S. Embassy in Israel supports minorities in tech sector - Arab citizens of Israel are working in high-tech fields in record numbers, thanks in part to the U.S. Embassy in Israel’s partnership with local businesses, civil society organizations, U.S. government exchange alumni and the Israeli government. Joining these partners in an ongoing effort to improve economic opportunities in Israel, the U.S. Embassy funds training for engineers, exposing people from marginalized communities to high-tech ecosystems. The embassy also promotes new high-tech companies in Arab towns, such as by co-organizing the first U.S.-Israel Investor Conference for Arab Startups in Nazareth in 2018. Such economic development helps bring jobs and investment to Arab and Palestinian communities. Students participate in a recent program for computer coding in Nazareth. (U.S. Embassy Jerusalem)Speaking at the Nazareth High-Tech Investor Conference, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman said, “In the long term, peace in this region depends on the economic development and cooperation of people like you — Arabs, Jews,…
Ballet Teacher Admires ‘Absolutely Perfect Technique’ in Shen Yun - SAN JOSE, Calif.—Marleen Sullivan, a ballet teacher and executive director of a performing arts nonprofit, has seen, in her words, “all the dance companies in the world.” Yet she had never seen anything like Shen Yun. The New York-based classical Chinese dance and music company Shen Yun Performing Arts has several touring companies that travel the world each year. Sullivan was gifted tickets to see Shen Yun at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 12, 2020. “I’m very excited to be here today and watch the beautiful classical technique I saw in these dancers … very, very unique,” she said. “I thought the dancers were just phenomenal. They took my breath away.” As a ballet teacher, Sullivan knows good technique when she sees it. “I expected it to be like classical ballet, and it was so much more than that, and I was pleasantly surprised,” she…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 US Doesn’t Expect More Iranian Retaliatory Attacks, Says Pentagon Chief - The United States does not expect more Iranian retaliatory attacks after the regime fired missiles at American troops stationed in Iraq last week, according to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in a Sunday morning interview. The Pentagon chief noted that Tehran is now under internal threat from demonstrators after the regime announced over the weekend it was responsible for accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian International Airlines plane on Tuesday night, killing 176—including 82 Iranians. Following the admission, throngs of protesters poured into the streets of Tehran, with people openly criticizing the government. “You can see the Iranian people are standing up and asserting their rights, their aspirations for a better government—a different regime,” Esper told CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” When he was asked about whether Iran would attempt to strike U.S. assets in the near future, Esper told the news outlet that officials “do not expect any further attacks,”…
Iranian Protesters Take to the Streets in Fury after Tehran Admits Downing Ukrainian Flight - Protesters chant ‘Khamenei is a murderer … illegitimate ruler’ in fresh protests seeking his resignation Protesters took to streets in Tehran chanting “Khamenei is a murderer and Khamenei is an illegitimate ruler” on Jan. 11 after the Iranian military admitted to shooting down the Ukranian plane that carried at least 130 Iranian citizens. From TheEpochTimes.ComCubanReporter.Net - LinCu Information Services Iranians students demonstrate following a tribute for the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 in front of the Amirkabir University in the capital Tehran, on Jan. 11, 2020. (Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images) The news of the protesters openly chanting slogans against Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, whom Iran designates as the “Supreme Leader” was confirmed by Al Markazia, a Lebanese Central New Agency. Faranak Amidi, a Women’s Affairs Journalist with the BBC World Service, shared a video from one of the protest sites on her Twitter on Saturday. The protesters…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Magnitude 5.9 Shock Again Rocks Quake-Stunned Puerto Rico - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—A magnitude 5.9 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing millions of dollars of damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8:54 a.m. quake hit 8 miles southeast of Guanica at a shallow depth of 3 miles. It was followed by several aftershocks, including a magnitude 5.2 temblor less than two minutes later. No injuries or deaths were reported, officials said. Saturday’s quake occurred four days after a 6.4 magnitude quake in the same area and amid a spate of more than 1,200 mostly small quakes over the past 15 days, all at shallow depths. Gov. Wanda Vazquez estimated damage from Tuesday’s earthquake at $110 million, with a total of 559 structures affected. She said her administration was immediately releasing $2 million to six of the most affected municipalities. Vázquez is seeking a…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 House Passes Bill to Address PFAS Contamination, Regulate Drinking Water Standard - The House of Representatives passed legislation on Friday that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address PFAS contamination in a number of ways, including designating the chemicals as “hazardous substances” and introducing a national drinking water standard for PFAS. PFAS is an acronym for man-made chemicals called per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances known for their resistance to grease, oil, water, and heat. They are used in a wide range of products including stain- and water-resistant fabrics and carpets, as well as cleaning products, paints, water repellents, and fire-fighting foams. The bill, the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535), which passed the House 247-159, would require the EPA to list perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)—two of the chemicals in the PFAS family—as “hazardous substances” within one year. In doing so, as per the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, also known as Superfund), sites contaminated…
EU Ministers Support Iran Nuclear Deal, Prefer Diplomatic Solution - The European Union Council of foreign ministers convened at an extraordinary meeting of the EU Foreign Council in Brussels on Jan. 10. It called on Iran to immediately go back to full compliance with the Nuclear Deal. It gave a mandate to the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to carry out diplomatic efforts to resolve the tensions in the region via political means. The EU’s High Representative Josep Borrell called this urgent meeting of European foreign affairs ministers, which was also joined by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg,  after the assassination of an Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone attack in Iraq on Jan. 3 and escalation of tensions in the region. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg holds a news conference at a European Union foreign ministers emergency meeting to discuss ways to try to save the Iran nuclear deal, in Brussels, Belgium on Jan. 10, 2020. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)Stoltenberg…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 U.S. sanctions target Iranian regime’s ‘brute squad’ - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce new sanctions against Iran at the White House on January 10. (© Susan Walsh/AP Images) The Trump administration will impose sanctions as long as Iran’s outlaw ways continue, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said January 10 as he outlined new sanctions targeting the Iranian regime’s “brute squad” of top security officials. The new sanctions hit the regime’s senior Iranian leaders involved with the brutal crackdown on demonstrators during nationwide protests late last year. Also sanctioned: the commander of the Basij Resistance Force, which uses child soldiers to export terror and crack down on domestic dissent. “They’ve carried out his terrorist plots in destabilizing campaigns across the Middle East and around the world,” Pompeo told reporters during a news conference at the White House with Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “They’ve trained militias in Iraq, Syria and…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Brazil Envisions Space Progress With New US-Brazil Safeguards Agreement - RECIFE, Brazil—On his first official visit to the United States in March, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced, alongside President Donald Trump, that they had signed a technology safeguards agreement to enable U.S. companies to launch from the Alcantara Space Center in Brazil. A similar agreement was signed 20 years ago, but was not ratified by the Brazilian parliament under former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso in 2000. But on Nov. 12 this year, the Brazilian Senate approved the terms of the pact signed with the United States. The new partnership between Brazil and the United States provides for the protection of U.S. technologies and patents contained in the launch vehicles and associated equipment exported to Brazil. But the pact doesn’t allow for the launch of missiles or other weapons, being only for peaceful purposes. After signing the agreement with Bolsonaro, Trump celebrated the new relationship with Brazil and stressed the economic…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Beyond the pale: Iranian regime’s pattern of depravity - Rescue workers search the rubble of the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center on July 18, 1994. (© Alejandro Pagni/AP Images)Ever since Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979, the world has witnessed acts of aggression against other nations and peoples — and against the Iranian people themselves. From attacks on embassies — the very symbol of diplomacy and peaceful relations between nations — to hostage-taking, the murder of exiles and flat-out terrorism, the mullahs have flouted international law and left a trail of bloodshed in their wake. “Iran has a long history of unprovoked aggression, 40 years now, against its own people, against its neighbors, and indeed against civilization itself,” U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says. “From murdering and torturing their own people, to killing Americans from Lebanon to Iraq, to harboring al-Qaida even today, Iran has rampaged for four decades, and sadly with too few consequences.” Here…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 US Imposes Additional Sanctions on Iran After Missile Strikes - Additional sanctions were announced against Iran following the recent missile strikes against Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Jan. 10. The sanctions, which include 17 specific sanctions against Iran’s largest steel, iron, aluminum, and copper manufacturers and eight senior Iranian officials who were involved in Tuesday’s ballistic missile strike, come “as a result of the attack on U.S. and allied troops,” Mnuchin told reporters at the White House. The senior officials include Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council; Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, deputy chief of staff of Iranian armed forces; and Gholamreza Soleimani, the head of the Basij militia of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). President Donald Trump issued an executive order enabling administration officials to sanction people operating in or transacting with additional sectors of the Iranian economy, including construction, mining, manufacturing, and textiles.…
CubanReporter featured image 1024 Women in Iran: Before and after 1979 [infographic] - Before Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian women were acquiring rights along with women in other parts of the world. Millions were in the workforce, including as government leaders, pilots, ambassadors and police officers. The Iranian Islamic Revolution wiped out those gains. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information