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]
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 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>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]