Category Archives: Cuba

Just asking: Why pick on Cuba but support China?

I’m not going to make this a detailed or well-researched blog post. Rather, I’m asking a question in hopes of getting a conversation started: The Trump administration is rolling back efforts made by President Obama to open more doors between … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro dead at 90

The Atlantic takes a look at a man who frustrated one U.S. president after another. Fidel reveled in his half-century confrontation with America, and, he knew, I believed, that it would be more difficult for Cuba to resist battalions of … Continue reading

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Rubio, to Obama: You’re a fool

The Hill reports likely Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio thinks President Obama is making a big mistake in thawing relations with Cuba. “It’s ridiculous,” Rubio argued of the Obama administration’s debate over removing Cuba from its list of state sponsors … Continue reading

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Obama: “I’m not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born”

The Hill reports on the first meeting in more than 50 years between Cuban and American leaders. President Obama on Saturday predicted a new tomorrow for the Americas following recent repairs to U.S-Cuba relations that began earlier this year. “This … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Researchers say dangerous new HIV strain has been detected

UPI has the story. A new HIV strain in some patients in Cuba appears to be much more aggressive and can develop into AIDS within three years of infection. Researchers said the progression happens so fast that treatment with antiretroviral … Continue reading

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BREAKING: U.S. and Cuba to discuss normalizing relations

The New York Times sent the following news alert at 10:06 a.m. EST: The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations after decades of estrangement, American officials confirmed on Wednesday. The revelation came as the … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro suggests NATO akin to Nazi SS

AFP reports that former Cuban president Fidel Castro offered a hostile assessment of NATO and by extension the U.S. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island’s communist revolution also attacked US Senator John … Continue reading

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