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Fidel Castro is pictured during a meeting with intellectuals and writers at the 2012 International Book Fair in Havana in a photo released by state media website Cubadebate. Jaime Chinchilla writes that Castro and other Latin American leaders were heroic when they led Cubans to free their country from U.S. tyranny, and by not stepping back when their government was threatened and attacked.

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Fidel Castro is pictured during a meeting with intellectuals and writers at the 2012 International Book Fair in Havana in a photo released by state media website Cubadebate. Jaime Chinchilla writes that Castro and other Latin American leaders were heroic when they led Cubans to free their country from U.S. tyranny, and by not stepping back when their government was threatened and attacked.

The heroism and tragedy of 'El Comandante' Fidel Castro

After the death of Fidel Castro, chief commander of the Cuban Revolution, United States President-Elect Donald Trump said Castro was a “brutal dictator.”

Only a cynic like Trump could deny the elements of heroism and tragedy in the life of Castro and the struggle of the Cuban people. Prime Minister Justin ...

Today’s Columns

  • This photograph taken in Paris on Dec. 2 shows stories from USA Daily News 24, a fake news site registered in Veles, Macedonia. An Associated Press analysis using web intelligence service Domain Tools shows that USA Daily News 24 is one of roughly 200 U.S.-oriented sites registered in Veles, which has emerged as the unlikely hub for the distribution of disinformation on Facebook. Both stories shown here are bogus.

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    All Dressed Up -- United Way Christmas tree auction

    Houstons was a flurry of activity on Dec. 2 as folks arrived to support one of the biggest United Way fundraisers of the year. The lights went down and the trees went up as teams took this year’s Christmas trees from bare to beautiful in 30 minutes at the 21st annual Christmas Tree Auction.

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    All Dressed Up -- Kickoff to winter with Brandon Pride

    Outside, the snowflakes were falling, the temperature was cool but those who attended the Winter Whiteout kept things warmed up into the wee hours of the morning. The dance floor was alive with bodies moving at the Brandon Pride kickoff to winter party at The Great Western Roadhouse on Dec. 3.

  • Regional Viewpoint -- Paramedic self-regulation likely to save public money

    WINNIPEG — In November, Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced plans to engage stakeholders in a consultation process to identify the best path toward establishing the self-regulation of Manitoba paramedics, as recommended in December 2014 by the Health Professions Advisory Council.

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