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This Happened — July 5: Independence Of Algeria

Algeria gained independence from France on this day in 1962.

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What was the Algerian War of Independence?

The Algerian War of Independence was a conflict that took place from 1954 to 1962 between Algerian nationalist groups and France. The war was fought with the goal of ending French colonial rule in Algeria and establishing an independent Algerian state.

What were the main causes of Algeria's struggle for independence?

The main causes of Algeria's struggle for independence included the desire for self-determination, resentment towards French colonial rule, socioeconomic inequalities, and the influence of anti-colonial movements worldwide.

How did Algeria achieve independence from France?

Algeria achieved independence from France through a combination of armed struggle, diplomatic efforts, and negotiations. The conflict resulted in a peace agreement known as the Evian Accords, signed on March 18, 1962, which paved the way for Algerian independence.

What were the immediate consequences of Algeria gaining independence?

The immediate consequences of Algeria gaining independence included the repatriation of French settlers, the exodus of Algerians of European descent, the formation of a new Algerian government, and the process of rebuilding the country as an independent nation. Additionally, Algeria faced significant challenges in terms of political stability, social cohesion, and economic development in the aftermath of independence.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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