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If We Are Talking About Terrorists

If We Are Talking About Terrorists / Mario Lleonart Posted on January 30, 2016 Mario Lleonart, 29 January 2016 — A few days ago (January 15th and 16th) I took part in a gathering in Miami of the Coordinating Liaison Committee of the Cuban National Meeting, of which I am a member, along with eight […] Continue reading

Groups criticize U.S. relations with Cuba

Groups criticize U.S. relations with Cuba Two Miami organizations send letter to President Barack Obama Nearly 100 former Cuban political prisoners send their own letter as well BY BRENDA MEDINA bmedina@elnuevoherald.com Two Cuban exile organizations in Miami have published an open letter to President Barack Obama, complaining about the “negative consequences” that his decision to […] Continue reading

Did Hillary Clinton change position on the Cuba embargo?

Did Hillary Clinton change position on the Cuba embargo? By Amy Sherman on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Miami in which she called for lifting the Cuba embargo — and she did it on the home turf of embargo supporters and GOP rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush […] Continue reading

Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuba embargo in Miami

Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuba embargo in Miami BY AMY SHERMAN asherman@MiamiHerald.com Hillary Clinton will use Friday, her first day of public appearances in Florida as a presidential candidate, to declare her allegiance to President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy in the hometown of Republican rivals who oppose it, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. […] Continue reading

After embassy opening, next chapter in U.S.-Cuba relationship begins

After embassy opening, next chapter in U.S.-Cuba relationship begins BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com WASHINGTON For Secretary of State John Kerry, Monday’s resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba was a day to celebrate but also to begin to repair a relationship that had been broken for more than a half-century. Just after […] Continue reading

Congressional Oversight Needed as Obama Administration Moves to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Congressional Oversight Needed as Obama Administration Moves to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List By Ana Quintana The Obama Administration has recently chosen to normalize relations with Cuba. In addition to establishing embassies and expanding commercial transactions, the White House has also declared that Cuba will be removed from the State Department’s State […] Continue reading

Obama warmly legitimizes Cuban dictatorship

Obama warmly legitimizes Cuban dictatorship Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014 12:11 pm By Nat Hentoff I have long been reporting on Castro-ruled Cuba and, indeed, was there not long after Fidel Castro had taken over the country. What became clear, as the number of Castro’s political prisoners increased, was that his revolutionary Cuba was a […] Continue reading

U.S.-Cuba’s complex political puzzle

U.S.-Cuba’s complex political puzzle BY MARC CAPUTO MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/18/2014 8:53 PM 12/18/2014 10:37 PM Talking about U.S. policy toward Cuba used to be relatively easy for politicians in Florida: say “Cuba libre” or “Cuba sí, Castro no.” Support for sanctions and the embargo was a given. But no longer. The reaction to President Barack Obama’s […] Continue reading

After a half century, a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ties

After a half century, a thaw in U.S.-Cuba ties BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/17/2014 9:10 PM 12/17/2014 10:14 PM Changing a relationship frozen in time for more than 50 years, President Barack Obama ushered in a new era of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations Wednesday that could bring more trade, support for Cuba’s nascent entrepreneurs and more […] Continue reading

Cuba releases American Alan Gross in prisoner swap

Cuba releases American Alan Gross in prisoner swap By Elise Labott, CNN Global Affairs Correspondent December 17, 2014 — Updated 1453 GMT (2253 HKT) The Obama administration announces landmark deal with Cuba Alan Gross, arrested and held in Cuba since 2009, was freed Wednesday Improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba will ease travel restrictions […] Continue reading

Cuba Fast Facts

Cuba Fast Facts Posted: Nov 11, 2014 10:32 PM RST (CNN) — Here’s a look at what you need need to know about Cuba, a communist country located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 90 miles south of Florida. About Cuba: (from the CIA World Factbook) Area: 110,860 sq km (slightly smaller than Pennsylvania) Population: 11,047,251 […] Continue reading

Could a U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap break the ice?

Could a U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap break the ice? By Ray Sanchez, Elise Labott and Patrick Oppmann, CNN November 7, 2014 — Updated 2343 GMT (0743 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Alan Gross’ imprisonment in Cuba is major impediment to better relations with Havana Cuba says Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor, tried to destabilize its government Reforms in […] Continue reading

No change by Castro, no change in trade embargo

No change by Castro, no change in trade embargo BY JAIME SUCHLICKICTP.ICCAS@MIAMI.EDU 10/22/2014 6:26 PM 10/22/2014 6:26 PM There’s an eagerness among many in this country to begin a process of normalizing relations with Cuba. The belief persists that economic considerations could influence Raúl Castro’s policy decisions and that Cuba’s difficult economic situation will force […] Continue reading

The Real Reason It’s Nearly Impossible to End the Cuba Embargo

The Real Reason It’s Nearly Impossible to End the Cuba Embargo Bill Clinton tried engaging Castro. After Havana shot down two U.S. planes, it all fell apart. PETER KORNBLUH AND WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDEOCT 5 2014, 11:09 AM ET “I think we should—we should advocate for the end of the embargo” on Cuba, Hillary Clinton said […] Continue reading

Revising history, Hillary Clinton’s Cuba flip-flop not really a ‘Hard Choice’

Posted on Sunday, 06.22.14 Marc Caputo: Revising history, Hillary Clinton’s Cuba flip-flop not really a ‘Hard Choice’ BY MARC CAPUTO MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM Too bad Florida International University’s latest poll, which showed Miami-Dade Cubans increasingly oppose the embargo of the island nation, didn’t ask respondents just two more questions: 1. Do you favor lifting the embargo only […] Continue reading

Complicity in Murder: Shades of Cuba in Benghazi

April 7, 2013 Complicity in Murder: Shades of Cuba in Benghazi By Janet Levy Almost seven months have passed since the attack on the Benghazi consulate building and nearby CIA annex by al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia, in which four Americans were murdered, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Despite demands for further information into why the [...] Continue reading
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