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ON THE LINE: "Syria: Prospects for Peace?"i
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February 07, 2014 3:00 AM
Three years of civil war in Syria has cost over a 100 thousand lives. After the first round of peace talks failed in Geneva last week, another has been scheduled this month. Can we expect a different outcome the second time around? Or are we looking at a long drawn out conflict with no end in sight?

ON THE LINE: "Syria: Prospects for Peace?"

Published February 06, 2014

Three years of civil war in Syria has cost over a 100 thousand lives. After the first round of peace talks failed in Geneva last week, another has been scheduled this month. Can we expect a different outcome the second time around? Or are we looking at a long drawn out conflict with no end in sight?

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#Cuba Rediscovery
Cuba and the United States will open embassies in each other's capitals for the first time in half a century. US Secretary of State John Kerry says he will be there when the US Flag goes up in Havana in Late July. Although opposition continues in the US Congress, President Obama says Americans and Cubans alike want normal relations. In this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry introduces us to some people who are already moving forward.

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John Hemingway: Author, Grandson of Earnest Hemingway
Ignacio Gonzalez Vidal: Web Stringers - CUBA 
Marc Hanson: Sr. Associate on Cuba, Washington Office on Latin America