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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:13 PM

Pompeo says U.S. will help prevent Latin American protests becoming riots

Source: Reuters


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Cuba and Venezuela of attempting to hijack democratic protests in Latin America, vowing that Washington would support countries trying to prevent unrest in the region from turning into riots.

Amid recent demonstrations in a number of countries in the region, Pompeo stepped up allegations that Cuba and Venezuela had helped stir up unrest but offered few specifics to back his comments.

Pompeo cited recent political protests in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador and said that Colombia had closed its border to Venezuela out of concern that protesters from the neighboring country would enter.

"We in the Trump administration will continue to support countries trying to prevent Cuba and Venezuela from hijacking those protests and we'll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don't reflect the democratic will of the people," Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.

Read more: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-venezuela-pompeo/pompeo-says-u-s-will-help-prevent-latin-american-protests-becoming-riots-idUKKBN1Y61Q2?rpc=401&

Ballet Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of Cuba (24 pics)
Greta Jaruevičiūtė
BoredPanda staff

Photographer Omar Robles has over 135,000 followers on Instagram, and we're not surprised, because his latest series of photographs documenting ballet dancers on the streets of Cuba is nothing short of majestic.

"Their dancers are just some of the best dancers in the world," writes Robles on his Blog. "Perhaps it is because movement and rhythm runs in their afro-caribbean blood, but most likely it is due to the Russian school of training which is part of their heritage."

Robles had dreamt of visiting the country for a long time, and thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation he was recently able to fulfil this dream. "Cubans struggle incessantly to stay afloat. Yet much like the ballet dancers, they strive with a resilience and elegance that I've never seen before. This is exactly why Cuban ballet dancers have always been so great and through so many generations. Endurance simply resides in their blood."


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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:22 PM

1. yeah dammit we can't have corrupt, dictatorial socialist gov'ts in SA...

we have to have corrupt, dictatorial fascist gov'ts in SA.

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:18 PM

2. Wow. Very elegant and impressive. I almost said Ouch! too. If I did this (leaping...

like this gentleman did, I'd be in the hospital). Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.

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