The blockade is genocidal, antiquated, unjust …
i>The partial retreat in Washington’s relations with Havana is a serious mistake.</i>
The partial retreat, announced yesterday by Donald Trump, from the process of normalization between the U.S. and Cuba, initiated 30 months ago by his predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama, is a grave strategic and [Read more]
This change is something important, particularly for young people whose life experiences with the neighbor to the north lack [the aura of] criminal sabotage.
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]
<i>The visit to Havana — the first by an American president since 1928 — exposes Obama to criticism and the Castro regime to change. It also opens the possibility for new contracts in the tourism industry.</i>
By stepping onto the tarmac at Havana Airport on Sunday, Barack Obama must have felt the weight of [Read more]
The continued warming of Cuban-American relations will aid America in removing the influence of foreign powers in Latin America. This is certainly one of the most important motivations for Obama’s visit to Cuba.
Normalization has not yet opened the door to a higher quality of life or greater liberty for most Cubans.
Unless the U.S. government has planned a brilliant surprise, which I doubt, the full intent of the Cuban government's strategy will be realized.
<b>Decoding the Situation</b>
John Kerry will raise the star spangled banner this Friday over the embassy in Havana. The U.S. secretary of state sanctions this mutual thaw in relations, which doesn’t, however, solve questions of trade or political repression.
On Thursday, the undying Fidel Castro celebrated his [Read more]