This change is something important, particularly for young people whose life experiences with the neighbor to the north lack [the aura of] criminal sabotage.
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]
The historic nature of Barack Obama's visit to Cuba portends a transformation in the lives of Cubans.
The historic wounds of five decades of attempted annihilation [cannot] be healed with a single presidential visit.
<i>Imprisonment in this inhuman blockade for decades has caused so much damage to development that it is still a crime against the Cuban people. Now, it’s time to put an end to the embargo.</i>
Moments in history always project the same effects as spring sunshine: incandescent light that illuminates the present, [Read more]
A Latin American sojourn has punctuated the presidential swan songs of both Ma Ying-jeou and Barack Obama. Although different in that the former's tour of the region was a largely ceremonial affair undertaken to buttress diplomatic ties while the latter has gone to cut the ribbon of rapprochement between the United [Read more]
Obama’s visit will serve to accelerate the changes taking place in a regime that is set to outlive its founder.
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.
Obama will go to Havana in March. The visit is part of his political shift in relation to the island. He hopes, as John Paul II hoped, that "Cuba will open to the world and the world will open up to Cuba."
This opening up includes, as suggested by The New Herald, admission of independent correspondents to Cuba who [Read more]
If Cuban families improve their incomes and living conditions, fewer will want to search for luck in America.