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Isabel Vincent

Nicole Malliotakis stood outside City Hall last week clutching a can of Red Bull. Dressed in a coral blazer, matching skirt and silver flats, the Republican candidate for mayor stood under a blazing mid-morning sun, never veering from her task of attac... Continue reading
In the ruins of a dusty al Qaeda compound in Ayub Kheil, a remote village in Afghanistan, 15-year-old Canadian-born Omar Khadr secured his position behind a crumbling, bullet-riddled wall and threw the Russian grenade that would change his life forever. It landed him a decade behind bars in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — as the detention... Continue reading
Fidel Castro famously micromanaged everything in Cuba — from sugarcane production to elementary school textbooks — so it’s no surprise that before he died, he dictated precisely what would happen at his own funeral. The instructions he left his younger brother, Cuban president Raul Castro, included the 7 a.m. burial of his ashes Sunday morning... Continue reading
It was the winter of 2000 and Fidel Castro, along with his country’s top athletes, had assembled at the Pan American Sports Center outside Havana for an epic rally to pressure the US government to send Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba. The 6-year-old boy fled the Communist island on a raft with his mother, who... Continue reading