Trump gripes about his critics while at the scene of tragedy

(CNN)As President Donald Trump departed the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, he told officials traveling with him the visit was a smash success. By the time he was ready to return to Washington, the most memorable part of his trip, for him, seemed to be the doctors’ and nurses’ welcome of him, even after a day spent confronting the lingering pain of more mass shootings. “We had an amazing day, as you know,” Trump said in the corridor of an emergency coordination center in El Paso, Texas, his final stop in a city where an anti-immigrant gunman had shot 22 people dead. “The love, the respect for the office of the presidency. It was, I wish you …

Reggaeton superstars are at the forefront of Puerto Rico’s resistance movement

Young people listen to trap music. They think were not socially aware, Bad Bunny said. Puerto Ricos youth is clear about what they want. And we are going to work for a better future. I believe in you. The event was loosely organized on social media by Puerto Rican rapper Residente of Calle 13 fame. Residente had for weeks been helping rally people to call for the resignation of Ricardo Rossell, the governor of Puerto Rico. By transmitting via Facebook, he didnt have to answer any questions by the press. It was a political stunt, said Claudia Odiot, a 22-year-old student from Guaynabo who took part in the wave of demonstrations. He should have faced his people who had been …

Cuba Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s some background information about Cuba, a communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida. Median age: 41.8 years Capital: Havana Ethnic Groups: white 64.1%, mixed 26.6%, black 9.3% (2012 est.) GDP (purchasing power parity): $137 billion (2017 est.) GDP per capita: $12,300 (2016 est.) Unemployment: 2.6% (2017 est., according to official figures. Unofficial estimate is double that number.) Other Facts:Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba was receiving subsidies worth $4 billion-$6 billion a year. The United States pays Cuba approximately $4,085 a year to lease the 45 square miles that the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station occupies. Cuba has not accepted the payment since 1959. Timeline:1492 – Explorer Christopher …

The reason Britain rolls out the red carpet for Trump? Its what Britain does | Nesrine Malik

I have bad news for Sadiq Khan. It is entirely British to welcome despots and problematic allies, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik This time its a brief smash and grab when Donald Trump insulted Theresa May, beefed with Sadiq Khan, and triggered a domestic mini-culture war because of a blimp. The buildup to this weeks pageantry was trailed on Sky News with an two US presidents. So why Trump? British politics is febrile; the government is deadlocked and leaderless. Europe, immigration, race and Islamophobia are sensitive sores. Hosting Trump right now, a man who has already given us nasty Meghan Markle is like asking your pugnacious neighbour over in the middle of your family row. The answer is, this is …