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How the Bay of Pigs invasion began – and failed – 60 years on

BBC
Trinidad is near the Escambray mountain, where there were already members of an anti-Castro group, that would join the invading troops, and, if necessary, would organise a guerrilla warfare campaign similar to the one successfully conducted by Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains a few years before. BBC –......

U.S. to Begin Offering Vaccines to Detainees at Guantánamo Bay

New York Times
On Jan. 14, a week before President Biden’s inauguration, the Pentagon’s principal deputy general counsel at the time, William S. Castle, recommended that medical professionals be authorized to offer vaccinations to the detainees. He noted that the Pentagon “has repeatedly asserted in litigation that detainees receive health care comparable to......

Byron Bay: Calls for Netflix boycott over reality show plans

BBC
“Rather than using our region as a reality show punch line we want… authorities to focus on supporting our community to address systemic issues of housing affordability, coastal erosion, increasing unemployment, traffic management challenges, low high school completion rates and high levels of gendered and domestic violence.” BBC – For......

60 years after the Bay of Pigs invasion, many Cuban Americans’ distrust of the Democratic Party still affects national politics

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Today, we’re still hopeful that we can bring freedom to the people in Cuba,” said Johnny Lopez de la Cruz, a retired US Army Colonel and president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association. “We cannot really rest until......

The Florida Resort That Played an Unlikely Role in the Bay of Pigs Fiasco

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | April 16, 2021, 9:26 a.m. On the islet of Useppa, I was sleeping with the CIA. Not as part of any covert operation, needless to say; it just came with the décor. I had taken the master bedroom at the Collier Inn, a mansion and fishing lodge that......

Bay Arts Rings in Spring with Two Exhibitions, “Time Travel” and “Uncovered Stories”

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge David King “Bunny slippers” It has been a year since teacher and artist David King was to exhibit his “Time Travel” exhibition in the Sullivan Family Gallery at the Bay Arts complex. Due to COVID-19, like most galleries, Bay Arts had to shutter its doors, but now......

Aaron Rodgers Ribs Jeopardy! Contestants Stumped By Green Bay Packers Question – E! Online

eonline
Jeopardy! contestants missed a touchdown moment when they failed to answer a question about their guest host Aaron Rodgers’ NFL team. On April 13, Aaron–one of the stars who stepped… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

The virus is surging in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, while other regions are largely keeping it at bay.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The virus is again surging in parts of the United States, but it’s a picture with dividing lines: ominous figures in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, but largely not in the South. Experts are unsure what explains the......

The IPL is back in India – can the buzz keep the Covid cloud at bay?

ESPN
The Indian Premier League (IPL) returns to its home shores after a season in the United Arab Emirates due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the next 50 days, some of the best cricketers worldwide will go head-to-head in what could be the last time we’re seeing it in its current......

Military Closes Failing Facility at Guantánamo Bay to Consolidate Prisoners

New York Times
Major McElwain declined to say how much the consolidation cost. Over time, he said, the move would most likely mean a reduction in troops from the 1,500 mostly National Guard members who primarily serve nine-month tours of duty at the detention operation, which has been estimated to cost $13 million......

‘Imminent’ reservoir wall collapse threatens polluted flood of Tampa Bay

Reuters
(Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Sunday headed for the site of a defunct phosphate plant south of Tampa, where a leak at a waste water reservoir forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes and threatened to flood the area and Tampa Bay with polluted water. Worsening of a......

‘Imminent’ reservoir wall collapse threatens polluted flood of Tampa Bay

Reuters
(Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Sunday headed for the site of a defunct phosphate plant south of Tampa, where a leak at a waste water reservoir forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes and threatened to flood the area and Tampa Bay with polluted water. Worsening of a......

Detroit Red Wings extend losing streak at Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Detroit Red Wings had no answer Saturday for Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Tampa gave itself a cushion, then skated to a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings. Adam Erne continued his breakthrough season with a career-high eighth goal......

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