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Cuba

With a Heavy Hand

December 2, 2017 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

The period of stable diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba did not last long. The Yankee U-turn from the brief thaw could already be perceived when President Trump demanded Havana accept his demands regarding domestic policy. The refusal 15 days ago by the Cuban regime to negotiate on the right to free [Read more]

The Embargo against Cuba

November 14, 2017 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

The embargo against Cuba must end. It is the most unjust, harshest and longest-lasting unilateral sanctions regime that has ever been imposed on a country.

Trump’s Eraser and Obama’s Pen

October 17, 2017 // Addustour - Jordan - Arabic

The world as we know it has grown accustomed to a certain type of president who engages in campaigns against presidents from other parties; they walk behind their predecessors carrying an eraser to erase or adjust what has been accomplished so far. Trump might be one of them. He is following Obama’s path with an [Read more]

Venezuela – The Elephant in the Room

August 7, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Two dozen Amazon tribes people – men, women and children – camp under the open sky on the side of a freeway. The voiceover tells us that we are in Boa Vista, capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima, on the Venezuelan border. Poverty, begging and neglect; nothing new there, apart from the origin of these people, [Read more]

Trump Has Refrozen Relations with Cuba

July 5, 2017 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Trump’s move to slam the door on advancing the process of normalizing relations with Cuba has not surprised anyone. The Republican president was especially critical of the historic thaw between the U.S. and the island, a thaw that was supported by Obama last year. Trump promised to reverse the situation if he came to [Read more]

Batty Talk about Cuba

June 29, 2017 // El Caribe - Dominican Republic - Spanish

Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush... After almost 60 years – of blockade, assassination attempts, invasions, sabotage, exclusion, and threats directed against a socialist reality that’s 90 miles away – Obama finally recognized Washington’s [Read more]
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