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State Department Gets Push Back by LatAm, Caribbean Countries Against Biden’s Cuba Designation

WASHINGTON DC, June 17, 2024, CEPR - In the last few weeks, a number of governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have renewed their calls for the Biden administration to take Cuba off the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT), a designation that severely restricts countries’ access to international financing.

State Department Gets Push Back by LatAm, Caribbean Countries Against Biden’s Cuba Designation

Kenya’s opposition wants to split up the country – but secession calls seldom succeed

Kenya’s opposition politicians recently called for secession – which is the withdrawal of territory and sovereignty from part of an existing state to create a new state. Led by Raila Odinga, who received 48.8% of the presidential vote in Kenya’s 2022 election, the politicians want the country split into two republics to create a new state for Kenyans unhappy with President William Ruto’s leadership.

Kenya’s opposition wants to split up the country – but secession calls seldom succeed
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