Months before March 20, 2016, Old Havana was becoming a city cleansed of anti-U.S. graffiti. Not even a hint of the classic “Yanqui, go home” was present. Now the stars and stripes hung waving from ancient balconies. Apart from that, people continue eating rice and beans and frequenting the rundown markets. The [Read more]
While an African-American rules in the United States, power in Cuba remains in white hands.
Without genuflecting, because neither my grandparents nor my parents ever made me bow my head, I thank Obama for visiting my island. The trail he has left behind in his brief time here has great value; it could shift the best of our combined thinking back into the foreground. It has the opportunity to vindicate what [Read more]
It would be fair to say that U.S. President Barack Obama made quite a splash with his trip to Cuba. Analysts and commentators are still discussing the event a full week after its conclusion, with many speculating about a possible turn of the geopolitical weather vane. More concretely, there are those who believe it [Read more]
The historic nature of Barack Obama's visit to Cuba portends a transformation in the lives of Cubans.
The new strategy aims to gain political capital by saving as many lives and as much money as possible.
President Obama’s recent visits to Cuba and Argentina represent the latest movement in a strategic change in U.S. foreign policy which, with varying levels of success, has been seen in the Middle East, Central [Read more]
<i>Barack Obama finds the old adage “It takes two to tango” was right.</i>
Barack Obama hadn't looked as relaxed as he did during his Latin American trip. It was as if all the tension left him 10 months before his term in office ends, as if he left the campaign noise, the polemics and the harsh criticism of his [Read more]
The historic wounds of five decades of attempted annihilation [cannot] be healed with a single presidential visit.
<i>Obama's foreign policy justifiably sits upon realism and error proofing.</>
The undignified reception that Barack Obama was prepared for in Cuba is grist for the mill of his critics. They do not reject the reconciliation with the repressive island nation, but rather completely reproach the president of the Unites [Read more]