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Cubans stranded in Mexico due to ‘Wet Foot’ policy demise refuse to return

Cubans stranded in Mexico due to ‘Wet Foot’ policy demise refuse to return NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Scores of Cubans meet every day at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge in Nuevo Laredo on the U.S. border after an odyssey through 10 countries, never knowing if they would achieve their dream of entering the […] Continue reading

Red ink – The high human cost of the Cuban revolution

Red ink: The high human cost of the Cuban revolution BY GLENN GARVIN ggarvin@miamiherald.com LINKEDIN Danilo Maldonado’s collision with the Cuban revolution is, in some ways, a silly asterisk to history. And in others, it practically defines the country’s dilemma of the past 57 years, a state that defines itself as the people’s political vanguard, […] Continue reading

U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba

U.S. businesses to pressure Trump to keep ties to Cuba Alan Gomez , USA TODAY 4:12 p.m. EST November 20, 2016 MIAMI — A powerful coalition of U.S. companies is preparing to appeal to President-elect Donald Trump’s business instincts and drop his vow to reverse one of President Obama’s signature achievements: renewed relations with Cuba. […] Continue reading

Backlash in Cuba

Backlash in Cuba Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down. By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016 HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the 89-year-old Cuban leader […] Continue reading

Cuba – Caught Between The Castros And Capitalism

Cuba: Caught Between The Castros And Capitalism Barack Obama is catching a nation on the cusp of change, suspended between the Fidel era and its post-communist future. 08:33, UK, Monday 21 March 2016 By Cordelia Lynch, US Correspondent I visited Cuba four years ago as a tourist, keen to see one of the last bastions […] Continue reading

Obama should cancel Cuba trip if thwarted

Obama should cancel Cuba trip if thwarted President should meet with dissidents of his choosing He should be prepared to decline to visit if regime blocks him If President Obama cannot meet with the dissidents of his choice — and of his choice alone — when he visits Cuba this month, then he should just […] Continue reading

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba By Chuck Slocum FEBRUARY 7, 2016 — 2:00PM RAMON ESPINOSA • ASSOCIATED PRESS Located less than 100 miles from Florida, Cuba and its relations with the United States are changing rapidly. With a population about the size of Ohio — 11.2 million — […] Continue reading

Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch

Cuba One Year After Obama’s Olive Branch Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease […] Continue reading

Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures

Cuba One Year After Obama’s Overtures Thousands of political arrests, migrants flee, and Russia wants in. Sound familiar? By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY Dec. 20, 2015 4:13 p.m. ET This month marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s unilateral rapprochement with Cuba. Upon making the Dec. 17 announcement, the Obama administration immediately moved to ease restrictions […] Continue reading

Cuban-American family differs on politics but unites on helping the Cuban people

Cuban-American family differs on politics but unites on helping the Cuban people Idea to help La Merced church had genesis during Pope Benedict’s visit South Florida family says it wants to directly help Cuban people They will meet the families they’ve aided during papal visit BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com Like many Cuban-American families in South […] Continue reading

Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December

Redefining the Cuban Opposition After 17 December / Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon Posted on August 12, 2015 Cubanet, Alexis Jardines Chacon, Miami, 7 August 2015 – The First National Cuban Conference will be held August 13-15 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is an event that Cubans United of Puerto Rico have been preparing for […] Continue reading

Why N.J. Cuban-Americans Menendez & Sires detest Obama’s Cuba policy

Why N.J. Cuban-Americans Menendez & Sires detest Obama’s Cuba policy Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com on August 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM, updated August 09, 2015 at 12:54 PM WASHINGTON — It is said that politics stops at the water’s edge. For U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires, that’s […] Continue reading

Castro and the Pope – A Real Conversion?

Castro and the Pope: A Real Conversion? by GEORGE WEIGEL May 12, 2015 12:00 AM The evidence, please. “. . . they only heard it said, ‘He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy’. . . .” – Galatians 1:23 Has Cuban president Raúl Castro, once described by […] Continue reading

Welcome Hollande, Goodbye Hollande

Welcome Hollande, Goodbye Hollande / Yoani Sanchez Posted on May 12, 2015 Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 12 May 2015 — The official reception at the airport, the photo shaking hands with the host, the wreath laid at the statue of José Martí and the expected lecture at the University of Havana. How many foreign […] Continue reading

The Cuban Money Crisis

The Cuban Money Crisis The biggest change to the island’s economy isn’t the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations April 1, 2015 by Patrick Symmes The currency crisis starts about 75 feet into Cuba. I land in the late afternoon and, after clearing customs, step into the busy arrivals hall of Havana’s airport looking for help. I […] Continue reading

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba?

Should U.S. normalize relations with Cuba? February 5, 2015 Moderated by Rick Badie On Dec. 17, President Barack Obama announced a historic Cuban thaw: The U.S. would resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. Today, a Georgia congressman hails the Cuba-U.S. deal, citing the expansion of Georgia […] Continue reading
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