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A worker rides on a cart pulled by oxen as he heads to work at an agricultural cooperative in Artemisa, Cuba, last month.

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A worker rides on a cart pulled by oxen as he heads to work at an agricultural cooperative in Artemisa, Cuba, last month.

Is Cuba the future of farming?

The small country’s success in sustainable agriculture now has the rapt attention of US interests. By Greg Watson

opinion | Douglas Volk

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/03/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/CUBA%202015%20225.JPG For Cuba’s young people, the time is now

Young Cubans face many hurdles, but they are full of hope and determination.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.


Danger of Iran deal is not because Tehran lies, but because it doesn’t

Even President Obama admits Iran could abide by the terms agreed to and just wait for them to run out in a little more than a decade.

Some retail workers have to check in with a supervisor a few hours in advance of a shift. If there is no need that day, the worker is not paid.


On-call shifts string retail workers along

Do unforeseen variations in sweater sales have the same urgency as a life-threatening crisis?

Deval Patrick will work at Bain Capital.


Maybe Bain isn’t as bad as Mitt Romney’s foes said

Deval Patrick joining Bain Capital is quite the image reboot.

Residents walk past a mural in the southern state of Guerrero in October. The mural was painted to demand government action after 43 students went missing the previous month.

opinion | Miguel Guevara

Plight of Mexican students deserves more attention

Their children now a symbol of a larger tragedy, the parents of the victims have taken their case to the US.

The Large Hadron Collider is CERN’s core project.


In exploring origins of the cosmos, US shouldn’t settle for ‘second best’

America appears resigned to grasping the coattails of Europe and Asia rather than boldly breaching the frontiers of particle physics.

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Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

A look at the most recent illustrated viewpoints from Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman.

Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tsarnaev150408_entersA.jpg Spare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty

Even supporters of capital punishment should have some qualms about putting the Marathon bomber to death.

Calling on Elizabeth Warren


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0322oped_warren3-1057.jpg Democrats need her voice in 2016

While Warren has repeatedly vowed that she won’t run for president herself, she ought to reconsider.

March Madness

Derrick Z. Jackson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Derrick_Z_Jackson_150px-1095.jpg Top on the courts, but Wisconsin at bottom of graduation rates

Despite what Badger boosters may say, long-term data remain the best way to gauge a school’s commitment to student athletes.

Meet the editorial board

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/globeopinion-twitter-1072.jpeg A guide to Globe Opinion

Explaining the various features of the opinion pages as well as staff contact information.