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Joe Henderson: When U.S. plays the bully, other nations just take their money elsewhere

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Cuba enjoyed a record year for tourism in 2016 when more than 4 million people found their way to that island nation. That was a 13 percent increase from the year before, much of it attributable to relaxed travel rules between Cuba and the United States. That might change if President Trump, as expected, rolls back many of the liberalized policy changes from then-President Barack Obama toward Cuba. If that happens, consider it a nod from Trump to Marco Rubio, Florida’s junior U.S.…

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Mexicans begin to unite in fight against Donald Trump’s plans

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Mexicans are beginning to debate how to fight back against U.S. President Donald Trump‘s aggressive stance on trade and immigration. Prominent political figures have suggested the country expel U.S. law enforcement agents, stop detaining Central American migrants or no longer inspect northbound trucks for drug shipments. Some activist groups on Friday were calling for a boycott of American brands. Former President Felipe Calderon said Thursday that “we have to design a policy of retaliation” for Trump’s proposed plans, which include…

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Sean Spicer says 20 percent tax on Mexican imports just an option

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The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 4:50 p.m. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer now says slapping a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico is just one of several options on the table for paying for a wall along the southern border. Spicer says President Donald Trump has yet to make a final decision about how the U.S. will recoup the costs of his proposed border wall. Spicer had said earlier Thursday that Trump wanted to…

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World jittery about Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ inaugural speech

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President Donald Trump‘s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations. The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first president who had never held political office or high military rank — promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs. “This American carnage stops right here,” Trump…

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Patrick Murphy listens to DREAMers’ stories, pitches immigration stance at Orlando roundtable

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At the Cafe Coabana, a crew of Young DREAMers got to sit down with U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy Monday morning for a roundtable event, sharing some of their stories. For close to an hour, Murphy listened to their tales of trouble and hardship — some came from Puerto Rico, others from Mexico, while still others were U.S.-born citizens from immigrant parents. They listed some of their concerns: the often-low wages undocumented immigrants earn, the threat of being deported, and the lack…

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Venturing to Mexico, Donald Trump defends right to build huge wall

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On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, standing up for the centerpiece of his immigration plan in a country where he is widely despised. Trump, who previously derided Mexico as a source of rapists and criminals, praised Mexicans Wednesday as “amazing people” following a closed-door meeting at the official residence of the…

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Floridians split on whether U.S. should build a wall along Mexico border

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Build a wall along the Mexican border? Florida voters are divided. A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday morning found Florida voters are split 48 percent to 48 percent on whether the United States should build a wall along the Mexican border. The idea, first floated by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, is more popular among Florida men, 54 percent of which said they would support a wall. The survey found 52 percent of Florida women opposed the idea. Building a…

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