Contrary to what headlines suggest, the most important aspect of Barack Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba won’t be opening embassies or a possible flood of U.S. tourists to the island; rather, it is whether the Cuban regime will accept U.S. help in increasing its Internet access.
The restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which drew to a close yesterday in Havana after half a century of conflict, was anything but a happy ending for a large sector of the peaceful opposition.
According to the Miami Coast Guard, U.S. authorities have since captured, intercepted or turned away at least 421 Cubans sighted in the waters.
Cuban society is not as rigid as it was in the '70s or '80s.
The decision to re-establish diplomatic relations and open up greater options for financial and commercial exchange between the United States and Cuba, announced by both countries last Dec. 17, will hardly have immediate repercussions in Costa Rica. Nevertheless, if the process manages to proceed normally, if it is [Read more]
Fifty years of pressure, sanctions, and hundreds of plots to assassinate Fidel Castro have finally drawn to a close with Washington's admission that its policy of pressuring Cuba has failed, and it is moving toward normalizing relations.
Fidel Alejandro Castro was born to Spanish immigrants [in Cuba] on Aug. 13, [Read more]
Those who have visited the island say that life in the region is special, with institutionalized poverty and no political freedom.
Ending this embargo would not put the ball in America's court. However, for the Cuban people, it is crucial.
Everyone always remembers the exact place where they received hair-raising news, such as an attack on their nation, triumph or defeat in a war or revolution, a terrorist act or the naming of a new pope.
This is an awakening for America; it marks the return to smart and practical policies under a smart and pragmatic president.
The thaw between Washington and Havana marks one of the most fruitful months for Democrat Barack Obama since he arrived at the White House in 2009. Contrary to many predictions, the defeat of the Democratic Party in the legislative elections on Nov. 4 did not turn him into a "lame duck," a term that in Washington [Read more]