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Chapeando: Red Florida


I like nothing less than starting our podcast with what is happening across the street, but today everything revolves around something that cannot be underestimated due to the weight it has in international politics. And by the sign it bears. We are talking, of course, about the mid-term elections, held this Tuesday in the United States, to elect 36 governors and renew the House and a third of the Senate. At the level of the Union, the red tide so announced by the Republicans, which did take place in nearby Florida, the base of the political forces that support the Cuban counterrevolutionary industry, remained wishful thinking.

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Republicans ask Trump to postpone the launch of his candidacy until 2024


After the bluff of the expected “red tide”, due to the color with which the Republican Party is assigned, Trump ran into the first limits. Tuesday’s disappointing results for the GOP raised questions about Trump’s appeal and the future of a party that fully supported him. In this way, Trump seems to have found a brake on his future plans, when the elections have also given a new impetus to his main rival within the party, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

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Nicole made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane


In the early hours of this Thursday, Hurricane Nicole made landfall south of Vero Beach, about 200 km from Miami, Florida, as a category 1, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h. However, it has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves toward east-central Florida in the morning, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Nicole became the latest hurricane to hit Florida’s Atlantic coast in a calendar year, breaking the November 4 record set by Hurricane Yankee in 1935.

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More than 20 million Americans voted early in midterm elections scheduled for November


More than 20.7 million people cast their early vote in the midterm elections in the United States, a news source disclosed today. Until last Sunday, more than two million 800 voters delivered their ballots in Texas, two million 600 thousand did the same in Florida, and just over two million were counted in California, limited the report of the CNN chain that cites data from Edison Research and Catalyst. Nearly 1.6 million ballots were also cast in Georgia, and North Carolina became the fifth-highest turnout state with more than 1 million ballots cast.

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Chinese Foreign Minister demands that the US stop hindering bilateral ties


China today demanded that the United States stop the harassment and not raise more barriers to bilateral ties, after stressing that their stable development benefits the common interests and those of the international community. According to an official statement, Foreign Minister Wang Yi made these remarks during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The foreign minister criticized Washington for clinging to ideological prejudices and trying to curb Chinese investment with its new controls on the export and trade of machinery.

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The oldest prisoner of the Guantánamo naval base is released


Guantanamo’s longest-serving prisoner has been freed after nearly two decades in detention without charge. Saifullah Paracha, 75, was transferred to the detention center in 2004 after his capture in an FBI operation in Thailand. Paracha, who was 56 at the time, was accused of meeting with Osama bin Laden and helping the 9/11 orchestrators “facilitate financial transactions and propaganda.” The Pakistani national, who was never charged with a crime but was deemed too dangerous to be released, has since been repatriated, the Pakistani government said in a statement.

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Chicago shooting leaves three dead, two injured

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Three young men were shot to death and two others seriously injured in Chicago in what police called an illegal race involving some 100 vehicles. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. in Brighton Park after the caravan blocked streets toward an intersection for the illegal race, Chicago Police Cmdr. Don Jerome said at a news conference. The dead were between the ages of 15 and 20, and the injured are likely to survive, the official said. There were no arrests. Blocking streets and intersections for racing “is a semi-recent phenomenon.

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The Washington Post: The growing influence of the “mighty and reckless” Elon Musk worries the US government


SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is becoming increasingly involved in geopolitical issues, raising concerns in Washington. With his publications about the scenarios of peaceful resolution of the conflicts between Ukraine and Russia and between Taiwan and China, and with his statements about the cut of financing of the Starlink terminals in Ukraine, the billionaire provoked irritation and concern among US legislators, reports The Washington Post.Musk, who is currently the richest person in the world, continually demonstrates his growing power.

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A lock that denies rights

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Following the same strategic design of the sixties, the current Government of the United States maintains the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Throughout time, US politicians have insisted on maintaining that policy of siege and suffocation in their speeches and actions. This is the case of Jesse Helms and Dan Burton, Robert Torricelli, Bob Graham, Marco Rubio, Mauricio Clever Carone, Mario Díaz Balart, Bob Menéndez and others who see the set of coercive measures as a way of sensibly damaging the Cuban economy and influence popular support for the island government.

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Trump hints that he will run for the 2024 presidential elections and calls Nancy Pelosi “crazy”

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Former US president Donald Trump hinted that he “probably” will run again in the 2024 presidential election, at the same time that he called Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, “crazy.” “I was nominated twice and I won twice. (…) For our country to be successful, safe and glorious again, I will probably have to do it again, ”said the politician that Saturday at the ‘Save America’ rally held in the city of Robstown, Texas.