In a historic victory for marriage equality, Ireland has become the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage via popular vote. By a 62-to-38 margin, the people of Ireland voted a resounding “yes” for equality in a national referendum on Friday. This signals what some are calling a “social revolution” in the traditionally conservative Catholic country.
Ireland overwhelmingly voted on Friday to legalize homosexual marriage. Thus far, Cuba’s official media such as Cubadebate, Granma and Juventud Rebelde have not mentioned the vote. Despite efforts by Mariela Castro daughter of President Raul Castro, in favor of gay unions, Cuba’s leaders have always been against equal legal rights for all Cubans.
Meteorologists at the Department of Atmospheric Science of Colorado State Univerity anticípate that this year’s Atlantic basin hurricane season will be one of the least active since 1950. They estimate that 2015 will have only 3 hurricanes (the average is 6.5), 7 named storms (average is 12.0) and only one 1 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricane (average of 2.0) .
Cuba and the United States will hold a new round of negotiations on the planned resumption of diplomatic ties and opening of embassies on May 21 in Washington D.C. Cuban President Raul Castro said earlier this week that the two countries could “appoint ambassadors” soon after May 29, when Cuba is formally removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.
MOVE Bombing at 30: “Barbaric” 1985 Philadelphia Police Attack Killed 11 & Burned a Neighborhood (Video)May 13, 2015 | 6 comments
Today marks the 30th anniversary of a massive police operation in Philadelphia that culminated in the helicopter bombing of the headquarters of a radical group known as MOVE. The fire from the attack incinerated six adults and five children, and destroyed 65 homes.
President Raul Castro said today that Cuba and the United States could reopen their embassies soon after May 29, the day when the island formally ceases to be on the US “black list” of state sponsors of terrorism.
Cuban President Raul Castro told the media in Italy this morning that he sympathizes so much with Pope Francis that he could return to embrace Catholicism, reported dpa news. “And I’m not joking,” said the brother of Fidel Castro.
Pope Francis will receive the President of Cuba, Raul Castro, on Sunday for a “strictly private” meeting at the Vatican, confirmed today the Holy See. The pope played a key role in the renewed diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba.
As protesters in Baltimore set fire to buildings and vehicles last Monday to protest the death of Freddie Gray, protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero drove a burning truck into the congressional building in the capital Chilpancingo.