1. Applied Memetics

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    On Nov. 18, I wrote about a former CIA officer who won a government contract to manage a team of journalists in Cuba. Today I discovered a curious development: I clicked on the ex-agent's website and found it had been redirected to my blog, Along the Malecón.

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    • Tears of Blood

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      • Students praise Flagler College (6 min. version)

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        Students explain why they decided to attend Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Among the reasons, they cite: - Beautiful campus - Historic town - Quality, affordable education - Opportunity for growth - Friendly atmosphere - Small-town feel - Lifelong friendships

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        • Lower drinking age to 18?

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          Flagler College students discuss whether the drinking age in Florida should be lowered to 18. For more information and background, see Tracey Eaton's Media Jungle blog.

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          • Stitching a Dream

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            Maira Eaton learned to make her own clothes, often out of necessity, when she was a teen-ager growing up in Cuba. Now a resident of Florida, she says she loves using feathers, beads, lace, satin and silk to make fashion accessories. She says she is thankful for the Internet and social networking, which she uses to learn, get feedback and sell everything from shoe clips and shrugs to wedding dresses. Her Etsy store called Chuletin Designs. See 1080p version of this video here: https://vimeo.com/44162562 See extended 10-minute version of this video here: https://vimeo.com/43806947

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            • Interview with syndicated cartoonist Walt Handelsman

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              An interview with Walt Handelsman, syndicated cartoonist and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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              • Former militant questions revolution

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                Even after Cuban authorities jailed William Potts for hijacking a plane, he held out hope he'd found a revolutionary utopia. He became a believer. He had faith in the Cuban revolution. But after three decades in the country, he became disillusioned and said that is one reason he decided to send his two young daughters to the United States to live with his parents. Cuban leaders "can't come up with any original ideas," Potts said. "They've lost their way."

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                • Dangerous

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                  • William Potts: I'm not the "homesick hijacker"

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                    William Potts hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1984. He returned to face charges in the U.S. in 2013. Before leaving Cuba, the media said Potts had called himself the "homesick hijacker" and that nickname stuck. But in an interview with Tracey Eaton in Alamar, Cuba, in 2013, Potts says was never really homesick for the U.S., but will likely feel homesick for Cuba.

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                    • Las Damas and their fight for the streets of Cuba

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                      A documentary by Tracey Eaton, a freelance journalist in Florida. This video is about Las Damas de Blanco, or Ladies in White, a pro-democracy group in Cuba. I am grateful to the Pulitzer Center, which helped pay the costs of reporting in Cuba. The narration in the video is in English and the interviews are in Spanish. My apologies to those who don't speak Spanish. I had intended to add English subtitles and do additional editing on the video. But then Cuban authorities in September 2012 launched one of their biggest crackdowns ever against the group, arresting dozens of members. Suddenly, Las Damas were in the news. I decided to release the video, despite its unfinished state, because it was timely. As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says, "Better done than perfect." The video contains interviews with members of Las Damas, including the group's late leader, Laura Pollán, along with Castro loyalists who oppose the group. Cuban officials contend that the U.S. government finances Las Damas illegally and that it is part of long-running American efforts to undermine the socialist government.

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