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Historical Record Shows Christopher Columbus Actually Was A Great Man

Nothing so typifies the American Left’s present wave of statue-toppling, anti-historical hysteria as its war against Christopher Columbus. If you …

The remote village where the Argentina-born revolutionary was executed is now a tourist attraction but the fortunes of his regional political heirs are on the wane<p>On 3 November 1966, a middle-aged Uruguayan businessman named Adolfo Mena González touched down in La Paz, Bolivia. He took a hotel …

Cuba

Anxious Cubans Count on Trump to Not Follow Through

They're watching closely to see if Trump's talk of a harsh crackdown is bluster or real policy.<p>HAVANA — The Cuban government these days is a confused mess of anger, hope and resignation when it comes to the communist country’s relationship with the United States.<p>They love Barack Obama, but feel …

Cuba

Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust

In the early spring of 1967, I was in the middle of a heated 2 a.m. hallway discussion with fellow students at Yale about the Vietnam War. I was from a small town in Oregon, and I had already joined the Marine Corps Reserve. My friends were mostly from East Coast prep schools. One said that Lyndon …

3 recipes that will make you love your slow cooker again

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Dec. 12, 2016. We're bringing it back because we still love slow-cooker dishes.</i><p>Slow Cooker Mustard …

Waiting for the train in Cuba

<b>Havana (CNN) —</b> Here's a note to Americans traveling to Cuba as relations between the two countries thaw: If you need to be somewhere on time in Cuba don't take the train.<p>The rail system, which began in the mid-1800s, is the oldest in Latin America and it shows; tracks are overgrown with foliage, …

Cuba: While The Politicians Argued, The Musicians Jammed

<i>Editor's note: This is an encore presentation of a show that originally aired Sept. 30, 2016.</i><p>"Go before it changes!"<p>I can't tell you how many times I have heard that charge since the thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which has prompted so many people to visit the island nation.<p>No doubt …

Murat yavuz

Abandoned in Iraq: Inside Two Soldiers' Harrowing Escape

In the orange light of late afternoon, a mile-long Army convoy of 33 heavily loaded trucks crossed a bridge over the Tigris River into the dusty, …

Starting now, it will be easier than ever for Americans to get to Cuba and Mexico

After decades of red tape, a trip to Mexico or Cuba for Americans is about to get easier. And cheaper.<p>Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations last year, knocking down a more than five-decade ban on most travel to the island. The US government granted approval in July for six commercial …

Pentagon Spent Billions Sending Weapons to Iraq, Afghanistan

The Pentagon has spent billions of dollars since 2001 funneling roughly more than a million assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns into …

The Role of Anti-Establishment "Conspiracy Theories"

/ Dec 15, 2012<p>It’s easy for conspiracy theorists to play on people’s fears and prejudices and to point fingers at certain groups. In the past, it has …

Louis XVI's flight from Paris

The royal flight to Varennes took place on June 20th, 1791.<p>If any king could have coped with the French Revolution it was not Louis XVI. He was 19 …

France

Map of the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

19th Century

New CIA Torture Documents Confirm Chilling Details of Khaled El-Masri's 'Kafka-esque' Ordeal

After being mistakenly abducted in Macedonia and detained in a secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, Khaled El-Masri told his interrogators that his ongoing detention was like "a Kafka novel." A cable to CIA headquarters reported that El-Masri said he "could not possibly prove his innocence because he …

This prehistoric site was discovered by archaeologists at a new housing estate

A prehistoric landscape has been discovered by archaeologists as they continue their excavations on a site earmarked for housing.<p>Experts say the …

Archaeology

The other London underground: See the ancient city that lies beneath the modern metropolis

A dragon rears up bang in the middle of the road, wings outstretched, marking an invisible boundary. She (or he — with a dragon, how can you tell?) clutches a shield with scaly claws and snarls silently westward. The dragon is only a statue, perched on a fancy marble base with a relief of Queen …

Monumental Ancient Naval Bases Discovered in Athens' Piraeus Harbor

Massive fortifications and sunken ship-sheds thousands of years old have been found in Piraeus, the harbor city of Athens. The discoveries are part …

It's a bird's eye view! Mesmerising drone footage captures THOUSANDS of giant flying mobula rays leaping out of the ocean

• <b>The animals, known to local fisherman as 'flying tortillas', gather in their thousands to leap from the ocean</b>• <b><br>Extraordinary footage was captured by</b> …

‘Go Back to Mexico!’ Hispanic Trump Supporter Confronts Protesters Shouting at His Son

A video posted to YouTube this past weekend is getting some attention for how a father stepped in after anti-<b>Donald Trump</b> supporters shouted at his …

Mexico Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed …

Authentic Cuba: Photographer Charlie Clift documents the surprising reality of Cuba

What do you imagine when you think of Cuba? The colours? The rum? The revolution? Few places evoke such clear images to those who have never been …

Voices: An American student in Cuba on Obama's historic visit

When President Obama drove past Paseo Drive on his way to La Plaza de Revolucion in Cuba on Monday, I was standing on the balcony with my host family.<p>My host mom said she had never seen so many people lined up along a street, and that the anticipation was higher than when the pope came. To them, a …

Can Americans Travel to Cuba? Yes, and Here's How Much It'll Cost You

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>On Sunday, March 20, President Obama made history when he became the first American leader to visit Cuba in the post-Cold War era. Prior to his trip, the last American president to set foot in the country was Calvin Coolidge in 1928 -- more than 88 years ago.<p>The First …

Mexican cartel's unusual recruitment ads indicate expansion

Experts say a recruitment drive by a Mexican cartel using fliers to promise drug dealers high wages and good benefits reflects the expanding power of the gang.<p>Prosecutors in western Jalisco state say the cartel handed out fliers advertising jobs as security guards under the name of a fake …

Cartel Member Explains What It's Like to be a Professional Kidnapper

In Mexico, you can make more ransom money taking part in the country's estimated 100,000 annual kidnappings than you can selling narcotics, according …

Seymour M. Hersh · Military to Military

The military’s resistance dates back to the summer of 2013, when a highly classified assessment, put together by the Defense Intelligence Agency …

The Story of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Character

From the BBC comes the fascinating story of David Bowie’s flamboyant Ziggy Stardust character — the iconic musician’s androgynous glam-rock alter ego, which went on to become one of the twentieth century’s biggest pop culture cults. The documentary is based on D. A. Pennebaker’s 1983 concert film</i> …

How Fender Guitars Are Made, Then (1959) and Nowadays (2012)

When you think rock 'n' roll, you think electric guitars. And when you think electric guitars, you think about Fenders and all of those Telecasters …