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Texas Mayor to Make History as DNC’s First Latino Keynote Speaker

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro, delivers his highly-anticipated keynote address Tuesday night at the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating convention. The 37-year-old Castro is the Democratic National Convention’s first Latino keynote speaker. As mayor of the nation’s seventh-largest city, he is also the youngest mayor of a top 50 U.S. city. Last year, […]

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Cuba’s Castro Spends 85th Birthday in Private

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ailing former Cuban President Fidel Castro spent his 85th birthday in private Saturday, while artists, the media and youths continued several days of celebrations honoring the revolutionary icon. One national newspaper, Granma, said in a headline that “Cuba and Latin America sing the praises of Fidel.” Since Tuesday, concerts, art exhibits and other events have […]

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Without Castro, Cuba Celebrates Communist Revolutionary’s 85th Birthday

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Cuba is celebrating the 85th birthday of former President Fidel Castro with a gala concert dubbed the “Serenade to Fidelity.” Twenty-two musicians from across Latin America, including Grammy-winning Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, performed Friday night on the eve of Mr. Castro’s birthday. Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura and other politicians were in attendance […]

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