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One Year Later – Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy

One Year Later: Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy
by JEB BUSH & ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN August 18, 2016 4:00 AM

The president’s diplomatic rapprochement has not helped the struggling
Cuban people.

One year ago this month, Secretary of State John… Continue reading

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism

Not even the Chinese model can save Castroism FABIO RAFAEL FIALLO | Ginebra | 19 Abr 2016 – 7:02 pm. Clinging to the most retrograde Soviet tradition, the Communist Party of Cuba decided to hold its VII Congress without even having allowed any debate on the documents distributed for approval at the event. This secrecy […] Continue reading

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip

Castro, speech, dissidents, baseball and business to highlight Obama’s Cuba trip MARCH 16, 2016 9:28 PM President Obama will visit Cuba Sunday through Tuesday He will meet with Raúl Castro and also dissidents His speech will be addressed to Cubans on the island and Cuban-Americans AND NORA GAMEZ TORRES mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Some 1,000 people are expected […] Continue reading

Will Obama dump dissidents for baseball in Cuba?

Will Obama dump dissidents for baseball in Cuba? By Editorial Board March 7 at 8:07 PM THE WHITE House is said to be thrilled that President Obama will attend a baseball game when he visits Cuba two weeks from now: The matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and a Cuban team will provide a splashy […] Continue reading

After the Castro brothers – How much power will Cuba’s crown prince really wield?

After the Castro brothers: How much power will Cuba’s crown prince
really wield?

Miguel Díaz-Canel, Raúl Castro’s apparent successor, has trod a careful
path to the top
But without the support of the military and the Communist Party, being
president… Continue reading

Cuban Activists Celebrate The Victory Of The Venezuelan Opposition

Cuban Activists Celebrate The Victory Of The Venezuelan Opposition / 14ymedio Posted on December 7, 2015 Venezula’s Democratic Unity Roundtable opposition alliance won an absolute majority, according to official data (Fotograma) 14ymedio, Havana, 7 December 2015 – Satisfaction in the triumph of the opposition, words of encouragement to the great loser of the contest, Venezuelan […] Continue reading

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse

Without dialogue and reconciliation, Cuba will go from bad to worse / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos Posted on April 15, 2015 Does the fact that Raul Castro has met and shaken hands with Obama and that both of their governments have engaged in a year and a half of secret conversations commit the general-president to the […] Continue reading

Cuban Dissidents – Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding

Cuban Dissidents: Some in the Trenches, Others Applauding / Ivan Garcia
Posted on February 3, 2015

Iván García, 27 January 2015 — The shifting political landscape of the
Middle East is probably more complicated. No doubt it is. But given… Continue reading

Cuban dissidents blast Obama’s betrayal

Cuban dissidents blast Obama’s betrayal
By Marc A. Thiessen December 29 at 9:21 AM

President Obama is basking in global adulation for his decision to
normalize relations with Cuba. But one group is not impressed with
Obama’s rapprochement with the… Continue reading

Cuba prepares for Venezuela disruptions

Posted on Sunday, 03.16.14

Cuba prepares for Venezuela disruptions
BY JUAN O. TAMAYO
JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM

As political violence in Venezuela rolls on, Cubans say they are hearing
reports that Havana is making energy or military preparations for a
possible disruption of… Continue reading

Have a cigar – Cuba and Europe to write a business plan

Have a cigar: Cuba and Europe to write a business plan
BY ROBIN EMMOTT
BRUSSELS Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:25am EST

(Reuters) – Eleven months before Barack Obama’s historic handshake with
Raul Castro, Europe staged its own show of friendliness… Continue reading

Politics as usual on Cuba and human rights

Posted on Saturday, 11.23.13

Politics as usual on Cuba and human rights
OJITO JUANITA CEBALLOS
BY MIRTA OJITO
MAO35@COLUMBIA.EDU

Geneva — A lot has changed since the first time I walked the halls of
the United Nations building in this… Continue reading

Cuba Studies ‘Putinismo’ for Survival Tips

Cuba Studies ‘Putinismo’ for Survival Tips
If Havana uses a Russian recipe for clinging to power, investors beware.
By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY –

Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times wasn’t a big hit with
Americans. But the Russian… Continue reading

Change by Attrition – The Revolution Dies Hard

Change by Attrition: The Revolution Dies Hard / Antonio Rodiles
Posted on July 24, 2013
From World Affairs
By Antonio Rodiles

Five years ago, hopes were high among Cuba watchers when Raúl Castro
officially succeeded Fidel. There was particularly intense… Continue reading