Daily Archives: March 11, 2016
Why Five Years in Cuban Prison Sold Alan Gross on Obama’s Visit Margaret Talev March 11, 2016 — 11:00 AM CET
It took five years, Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, and the exchange of three Cuban spies to get Alan… Continue reading
Senator urges rule changes so US hotels can operate in Cuba RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FIRST POSTED: THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016 11:01 AM EST
WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator is urging the Obama administration to ease restrictions on investment… Continue reading
Cuban concerns over Venezuela’s economic woes By Will Grant Cuba correspondent, BBC News 11 March 2016
“Viva Cienfuegos! Viva the refinery! Viva Fidel!” shouted Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez into the microphone. It was December 2007. A lean, upbeat President Chavez… Continue reading
Cuban exodus leaves elderly behind AFP March 11, 2016
They have lived through dictatorship, the Cuban Revolution, the Missile Crisis, the Cold War, the near-starvation of the “special period” and rapprochement with the United States.
Now, many of Cuba’s senior… Continue reading
Bernie Sanders’s praise for communist Cuba just became an issue. But do people even care anymore?
On Tuesday night in Miami, the Bernie Sanders who once boasted of his status as a “radical” met up with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.),… Continue reading
Publishing Heavyweights Petition White House, Congress To End Cuba Book Embargo Updated March 10, 20168:24 PM ET Published March 10, 20166:36 PM ET LAURA WAGNER
More than 50 major players in the U.S. publishing industry are petitioning the White House… Continue reading
Obama’s Cuba Trip Up The president’s decision to visit Cuba now sends the wrong message. By Lawrence J. Haas March 8, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Cuba in two weeks in an oddly timed… Continue reading
Cuba, European Union to finalize deal amid thaw in relations By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Updated 0739 GMT (1539 HKT) March 11, 2016
Story highlights European Union foreign policy chief to meet with island’s foreign minister The two will nail down… Continue reading
Marco Rubio scores at GOP debate with condemnation of Obama’s Cuba policy
Florida senator gets big applause by saying US-Cuba thaw had simply allowed more money to flow to Castro regime instead of lifting Cuban people
Marco Rubio scored a… Continue reading